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Supporting the Next Generation

Supporting the Next Generation

It is a high priority of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s and of the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund to offer support directly and indirectly towards the next generation of Dharma teachers. This support can be annual offerings toward food expenses or ... Read more »
His Holiness, Maitripa College and the Environment

His Holiness, Maitripa College and the Environment

FPMT News Around the World As preparations continue in Portland, Oregon, for the Environmental Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Maitripa College President Yangsi Rinpoche went to the studios of KGW for an interview about the visit and summit. ... Read more »
Medicine Buddha Prayers for Those Suffering, Injured and Killed

Medicine Buddha Prayers for Those Suffering, Injured and Killed

From FPMT International Office and Mandala: Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of the tragedy that occurred on Monday, April 15, at the Boston Marathon. Lama Zopa Rinpoche always advises to make strong prayers to Medicine Buddha ... Read more »
His Holiness Visits Italy and Switzerland

His Holiness Visits Italy and Switzerland

FPMT News Around the World His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Europe last week for a two-week tour. On April 11, His Holiness gave a public talk called “Happiness in a Troubled World” in Trento, located in Northern Italy. ... Read more »
Tenzin Ösel Hita on ‘How to Understand Our Reality from the Universal Point of View’

Tenzin Ösel Hita on ‘How to Understand Our Reality from the Universal Point of View’

Tenzin Ösel Hita’s talk on “How to Understand Our Reality from the Universal Point of View” on February 9, 2013, was a major event at Choe Khor Sum Ling Study Group (CKSL) in Bangalore, India. The audience was not at ... Read more »
Seven Days of Dinner

Seven Days of Dinner

A look at a typical week’s worth of dinners provided by the Sera Je Food Fund to all the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery. You can also view a typical day’s menu including breakfast and lunch. Please take a ... Read more »
Remembering Lama Lhundrup

Remembering Lama Lhundrup

FPMT News Around the World “The main method to achieve enlightenment is bodhichitta, the altruistic aspiration towards enlightenment generated out of the mind of compassion,” Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, former abbot of Kopan Monastery, taught on the 18 root bodhisattva ... Read more »
How Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche Blessed the World’s Waterways

How Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche Blessed the World’s Waterways

In the last year of his life, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, who passed away in December 2006, was able to fulfill a long-held wish to visit Antarctica. During the extraordinary journey, Kirti Tsensab Rinpoche and his attendant, Alak Rinpoche, offered countless ... Read more »
Video: Geshe Thubten Soepa Talks about His Life

Video: Geshe Thubten Soepa Talks about His Life

FPMT touring teacher Geshe Thubten Soepa is well known for his advocacy of vegetarianism and is a familiar teacher to students at Land of Compassion and Wisdom in Austin, Texas, United States, and Aryatara Institut in Germany. In Mandala’s April-June ... Read more »

Italian Online Basic Program Success!

The Italian Basic Program Online offered by Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa (ILTK) had its first ever final exam this March. All 10 participating students passed – a huge achievement for all involved! Kind thanks Basic Program Online tutor Vania Tesser, ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Journey to Sikkim

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Journey to Sikkim

Continuing from our latest issue of Mandala’s exploration of pilgrimage, we’re sharing a story, newly added to our archive, that describes a memorable journey with Lama Zopa Rinpoche to a recently created holy site. In 2006, Rinpoche traveled to Sikkim ... Read more »
Scott Snibbe on Dharma, Technology and Art

Scott Snibbe on Dharma, Technology and Art

Software developer, digital artist and Dharma student Scott Snibbe just wrapped up leading a month-long online retreat at Vajrapani Institute focused on the eight worldly dharmas. Before the retreat, he spoke with Mandala in an extensive interview ranging from ideas ... Read more »