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Nick Ribush's Oral History of FPMT

As an original student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Dr. Nick Ribush, director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, has played an integral role in the development of FPMT as we know it today. With Nick’s personal stories ... Read more »

Postcards from Robina: Ven. Robina Courtin’s latest blog post

Ven. Robina Courtin has a way with words and is a fantastic story teller. In her latest addition to “Postcards from Robina,” her blog from travels around the world, she details her recent stays in India, New York and Boston.
Jane Seidlitz’s Skillful (and Beautiful!) Means at Milarepa Center

Jane Seidlitz’s Skillful (and Beautiful!) Means at Milarepa Center

Beautiful mantras. Photo by Ven. Amy Miller. Long-time student, Jane Seidlitz, treated Milarepa Center to her artistic Tibetan calligraphy by painting special mantras on panels around its stupa. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised the center to have these mantras put on ... Read more »

Aspirations for a Dear Friend: From Yangsi Rinpoche regarding Namdrol (Miranda) Adams

On December 14, 2011, Maitripa College’s Namdrol (Miranda) Adams suffered a rupture of blood vessels in the back of her brain. While she shows positive signs and is progressing daily at an excellent hospital in Portland, OR, USA, her condition ... Read more »

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: A Thousand Benefits

“Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: A Thousand Benefits.” From Mandala February-March 2008. “The benefit of the center is to learn Dharma practice which means purifying defilements and collecting merits/good luck/good karma; attaining the path to liberation and full enlightenment, and ... Read more »

Rinpoche’s Response to Recitations Accomplished

December 13th 2011 Dear Friends, Rinpoche is in retreat for a short time before the Kalachakra initiation. I just mentioned to Rinpoche that some students have between them recited the Golden Light Sutra more than 100 times. Rinpoche was very ... Read more »

About Prayer

The late Tom Flynn wrote a yet-to-be published book on prayer from an ecumenical perspective. It has a very universal view – about the good heart, mind-training, virtue, and prayer as a form of meditation. Here is an excerpt, published ... Read more »

Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi Enthroned at Kopan

On December 8, 2011 Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi was officially appointed abbot of Kopan Monastery and Kopan Nunnery by the private office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Please stay tuned for the next print issue of Mandala, April-June 2012, for ... Read more »

New Mandala content is live!

We’re pleased to announce that the newest print magazine is in the mail. While you wait, please enjoy our newest online content featuring twenty topical new articles.

Gomo Tulku's New Video: Don't You Know

Gomo Tulku has released a new video “Don’t You Know” with Jidenna. Gomo says, “It is a tribute to everything going on in Tibet and a sobering reminder of how easy it is to get lost in our self-delusions.”

Mandala’s New Online Content is Published

Mandala’s January-March 2012 online content is now live. In addition to supplemental articles to this issue’s main stories: The Passing of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel and Preserving the Foundations: Merry Colony and FPMT Education, there are several topical articles, ... Read more »

December 7 2011

Dear Friends, For Rinpoche’s health and long life, we have been advised it is very important for students to accumulate 88 recitations of the Golden Light Sutra. There is no deadline but it would be helpful and very good to ... Read more »
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