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Unexpected Meetings and Askew Toupees

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – June 10, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: We left Kathmandu Wednesday afternoon and stayed overnight in Bangkok. The next morning, around 7 a.m., Rinpoche was sitting waiting for the flight and let his head lean back, ...

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July-September 2010 Online Content Released

July-September 2010 Online Content Released

The July-September 2010 online content has just been released, and we are sure that you will find something there that will amaze, fascinate and inspire you. In addition to a moving teaching by Lama Yeshe, pay special attention to “BIG ...

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I want to thank you a billion, zillion trillion times for your practice

I want to thank you a billion, zillion trillion times for your practice

REJOICE! is a new section in Mandala that gives us an opportunity to really rejoice in the amazing practice of FPMT students from around the world. Every year, students quietly complete retreats, commitments or progress further along the path than ...

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What is “the Youth,” Anyway?

Welcome to Mandala‘s new feature, Generation Why? The aim of this area is to give voice to the portion of the FPMT community who regard themselves as “young.” FPMT is not short of initiatives in this area, LKPY (Loving Kindness ...

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Sending in the Helicopter

Maratika, Nepal — June 6, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: It’s 9 a.m. and we are hoping that the weather is OK so we can pick up Rinpoche in the helicopter. Rinpoche is meditating in the cave still. Usually, Rinpoche ...

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Pilgrimage and Retreat in Maratika

Lawudo/Maratika, Nepal — June 5, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: This morning Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dagri Rinpoche and Khadro-la did a short pilgrimage to the different caves of Guru Rinpoche in Maratika. After lunch they will start retreat in the ...

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Getting Things on the Road

Kathmandu/Maratika, Nepal – June 3-4 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: This morning, at 7 a.m., Rinpoche went to the Kathmandu airport to fly to Maratika, to the cave where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) achieved enlightenment. Rinpoche was busy most of the ...

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Introducing Dharma Realities!

I wonder what reality looks like with the super clean and clear binocular vision of ultimate truth and relative truth. It may be a while before I know, that is, before I become a Buddha. Meanwhile we look at reality ...

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How Beautiful are the Feet

How Beautiful are the Feet

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) You should always check very carefully how you’re expending your energy: will it make you happy or not. That’s a big responsibility, don’t you think? It’s your choice: the path of wisdom or ...

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It Really is all About Me (and My Ego)

It Really is all About Me (and My Ego)

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala April-June 2010 Online Exclusives) The more I study Dharma, the more I come to realize “Oh! This stuff really does work,” the better I feel. I am sure we ...

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The Unspeakable – Spiritual Dryness

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala January-March 2010 Online Exclusives) It is important to understand that true practice is something we do from moment to moment, from day to day. We do whatever we can, ...

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Don’t Throw Dharma at Me When I’m in a Bad Mood

By Ven. Tenzin Chönyi (Dr. Diana Taylor) (First published in Mandala January-March 2009) I want freedom from suffering on my own terms. I would like the weather to be always temperate, and people likewise. I would like only food that ...

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