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Spider, Spider

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor Spider, spider burning bright In the center of my sight, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?1 I was known in my family for my freak-outs with spiders. Australian Huntsmen spiders are large ... Read more »

Altruism Versus Co-dependency

“Altruism is the attitude that regards the happiness and well-being of another as even more important than one’s own well-being. It’s an attitude of a very brave person, someone who is willing to give up their own happiness for the ... Read more »
Not in This World

Not in This World

McLeod Ganj, India — December 1, 2011 From Ven. Roger: His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked through the door. Rinpoche went forward to greet him (not being able to prostrate) and they embraced (this was the first time Rinpoche had ... Read more »

Geshe Potowa of the 21st Century: Following Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Each year, FPMT International Office hears from hundreds of people who have been touched by their interactions and involvement with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.This account of a day with Lama Zopa Rinpoche from Mandala July-September 2009, “Geshe Potowa of the 21st ... Read more »

Flying: Yangsi Rinpoche’s latest post in Maitripa College’s Enlighten Me! blog

“So life is exactly like that. When things are turbulent and scary, and we find ourselves in unknown territory, out of our comfort zones, we should remain calm, and move forward with softness and gentleness. We should not cause interference ... Read more »

The Role of Belief, Dedication and Rejoicing at the Final Stages of a Bodhisattva’s Path

From Mandala January-March 2009, “The Role of Belief, Dedication and Rejoicing at the Final Stages of a Bodhisattva’s Path,” by Gareth Sparham, attempts to answer the questions, “What, exactly, is a bodhisattva’s path and what is it that bodhisattvas do?”

Maitripa College’s Enlighten Me! Video 3: An Education at Maitripa

Maitripa College has released its third of five videos outlining the Maitripa experience through its Enlighten Me! project. This one entitled, “An Education at Maitripa,” details the education programs offered through the college.

Postcard from Robina: Ven. Robina in Dharamsala

Ven. Robina Courtin’s 16th installment on her Postcards from Robina blog chronicles her latest (nearly missed) journey to India, her recent time in Australia (including family visits, participation in Vajrayana Institute’s recent Mind & Its Potential conference, and her 50th ... Read more »

Give Your Ego the Wisdom Eye

Wonderful new post entitled, “Give You Ego the Wisdom Eye,” from Vajrayana Institute’s Dharma Slow Cooking blog.

An Interview with Khensur Jampa Tegchok

For the July-September 2010 issue of Mandala, Ven. Lobsang Drolma sat down with Khensur Jampa Tegchok of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa and asked a few questions about his work teachings Westerners. What followed was a touching and insightful exchange

Holy Objects Resource Guide

Holy objects, because of their ability to awaken the positive potential in everyone, are certainly precious and wish-fulfilling. This Holy Objects Resource Guide, a supplement to the April-June 2010 issue of Mandala, is designed to point you in the direction ... Read more »
Vegan Pumpkin “Cheesecake” Recipe

Vegan Pumpkin “Cheesecake” Recipe

Eating is such a common activity that we often forget that it also has the potential to be a powerful way to benefit ourselves and others. With a proper motivation, cooking and eating really can transform food into spiritual fuel. ... Read more »
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