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The Path to Changing One’s Mind

The Path to Changing One’s Mind

Long-time FPMT student Massimo Corona shares his journey on the road to Kopan: “1968 was a special year: students were in revolt, the psychedelic universe was coming into being, and I was looking for the real meaning of life. I ... Read more »
Nalanda Monastery Offers Masters Program

Nalanda Monastery Offers Masters Program

FPMT News Around the World Nalanda Monastery has opened the application process for their residential Masters Program. Beginning in September 2013, this is the first time the full-time study program will be offered in France. Nalanda Monastery abbot, Geshe Lobsang ... Read more »
Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Live from Hong Kong

Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Live from Hong Kong

FPMT News Around the World FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche continues his tour of Asian centers, offering teachings at Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling) in Hong Kong on March 23-24. The teachings, which are scheduled for 3-7 p.m. ... Read more »
Shedrup Zungdel Inspired by Weekend Teaching with Ven. Rita

Shedrup Zungdel Inspired by Weekend Teaching with Ven. Rita

FPMT News Around the World Shedrup Zungdel, an FPMT study group in Belgium, welcomed FPMT registered teacher Ven. Rita Riniker in February. Ven. Rita taught on “The Four Immeasurables,” calling them “the immune system for our consciousness.” Shedrup Zungdel wrote ... Read more »
Ven. George Churinoff on the ‘The Purpose of Study’

Ven. George Churinoff on the ‘The Purpose of Study’

Mandala spoke with Ven. George Churinoff in early February 2013 between his classes as a visiting instructor at Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, U.S. Mandala : What is the benefit of in-depth Buddhist study? Ven. George Churinoff: All of our ... Read more »
Tantra Comes from Buddha

Tantra Comes from Buddha

“The first thing I want to say is that Buddhist tantra definitely comes from Shakyamuni Buddha,” declared FPMT founder Lama Yeshe. “Before his enlightenment, when he was a tenth-level bodhisattva, the buddhas of the ten directions stirred him from his ... Read more »
Video of Rinpoche’s Teachings in 2013

Video of Rinpoche’s Teachings in 2013

Recent live webcasts of Rinpoche teaching in Asia are available to watch anytime on Livestream.
US$10,000 Offered to Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s Stupa

US$10,000 Offered to Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s Stupa

January 2013: The Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund and the Stupa Fund recently donated US$10,000 toward the completion of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel’s second stupa being built at Kopan Monastery. Donations such as this contribute directly to the Stupa ... Read more »
Update to Nyung-Nä Retreats

Update to Nyung-Nä Retreats

First day of Nyung-Nä Retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini, France.March 2013: In November, 2012 we reported that Lama Zopa Rinpoche was sponsoring students to do 108 Nyung Nä retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini, France, from November 18, 2012 to June ... Read more »
Advice on Circumambulation from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on Circumambulation from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The new April-June issue of Mandala focused on pilgrimage and includes valuable advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the practice of prostration, something one would do at a holy site. Circumambulation is another essential practice one does on pilgrimage. In ... Read more »
Discounted ‘Mystic Tibet’ in Celebration of ‘Skies of Benefit’

Discounted ‘Mystic Tibet’ in Celebration of ‘Skies of Benefit’

FPMT News Around the World The recently published April-June 2013 issue of Mandala focuses on several different aspects of pilgrimage and a variety of holy sites. “Skies of Benefit: The Path of Pilgrimage” leads readers through Tibet, China, India and ... Read more »
Sutras Page

Sutras Page

Ven.Tsering’s writing of the Prajnaparamita at Kachoe Dechen Ling, USAAs records of teachings given by Buddha, sutras are an important part of Buddhist study and practice. As such, we have created a page dedicated to the exploration of many of ... Read more »