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Fire Safety Training at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery

In May 2012, Tony Vickery-Howe spent one month offering training to the monks and nuns of Kopan Monastery and Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery in Kathmandu, Nepal, in fire prevention and suppression, and in offering first aid to the injured. This was ... Read more »

Animal Liberation & Blessing Videos

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s commitment to benefiting animals is legendary. No creature is too small or insignificant — Rinpoche shows incredible compassion to all living beings. Please enjoy these videos of Rinpoche liberating and blessing animals, as well as explaining ways ... Read more »

Sept 12 2012

From Nalanda Monastery: Yesterday we have finished 1020 times the sixteen arhat pujas (about 920 were done by the monks). We started immediately after the Chenrezig retreat with Khadro-la, and it took us almost two weeks of mostly five daily ... Read more »

Animal Liberation Fund Featured in Mandala Magazine

FPMT’s Mandala magazine highlighted the Animal Liberation Fund as a featured project in the January-April 2012 print magazine. The article gives an overview of the project, recent news, resources for liberating animals, and a short article from Enlightenment for the ... Read more »

New Videos from Geshe Thubten Soepa

FPMT News Around the World Geshe Thubten Soepa, who has been a visiting teacher at FPMT’s Land of Compassion and Wisdom in Austin, Texas, U.S., for several years, recently created videos available on YouTube. One video features Geshe Soepa giving ... Read more »

Funds Raised for Laser Surgery Machine!

September 2012: We are happy to report that the US$120,000 needed for a new laser surgery machine for the Amdo Eye Hospital has been raised! Many thanks to all who contributed to this incredibly beneficial project.

An Interview with Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive Director Nicholas Ribush

Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s Nicholas Ribush spoke with Laura Miller about the evolution of the Archive’s FPMT Lineage Series (of which Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s newest book, How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas, is a part), and ... Read more »

Mindfulness Day

FPMT News Around the World Wednesday, September 12, 2012, is the second annual Mindfulness Day. All are encouraged to participate in this secular celebration by generating a more peaceful, compassionate mind and cultivating awareness and presence in daily life. Wisdom ... Read more »

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, An Interview with the World’s First Female Geshe

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, a native of Germany, became the world’s first female geshe, signaling a new era for nuns. In her interview with Mandala, Geshe Wangmo talks about what brought her to a geshe program, her experiences there, and what’s ... Read more »

Mandala’s October-December 2012 Online Content is Live!

Mandala’s October-December 2012 online content is now live! While you wait to receive your print copy, please enjoy our newest online content featuring supplemental material only found online. Also, enjoy original online content including: a video interview with Geshe Ngawang ... Read more »

Leaves in the Wind: People Who Wish for Death

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor … I’d been craving on and off, since I was fifteen, for Death to come and take me the way the wind does a dry leaf out on its limb.1 Suicide is a great tragedy and ... Read more »

Stephen Batchelor Looking at Buddhist Monasticism in the West

“As long as there are people who wish to devote themselves to that path, the monastic vehicle will serve,” writes Stephen Batchelor. Former editor Nancy Patton gets Batchelor’s views on the development and place of monasticism in the West. From ... Read more »