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2011 Highlights

US$17,427 was offered for the monthly stipends of the current abbots, past abbots and main teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa tradition, including the Ganden Tripa., US$8,036 was offered for the annual Gelug examination that was attended by over 602 of ... Read more »

Commemorating Lama Lhundrup

FPMT News Around the World On September 7, 2011, the beloved abbot of Kopan Monastery Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel showed the aspect of passing away. On Sunday, August 26, in accordance with the Tibetan calendar, Kopan Monastery is commemorating ... Read more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund Supports Nalanda Monastery’s 15-year Plan

Nalanda MonasteryLama Zopa Rinpoche has expressed the importance of continually developing Nalanda Monastery’s facilities and programs in order to create a major seat of monastic learning in the West and accommodation for an extra 100 monks. To achieve this, a ... Read more »

A Word from Lama Yeshe on the Absolute and Relative Guru

A few words from Lama Yeshe, the founder of FPMT, on the difference between the absolute and relative guru. From Mandala June-August 2002.

What It Takes to Manage a Dharma Center

Former spiritual program coodinator at Chenrezig Institute Jeannet Weyers discusses what it takes to manage an FPMT Dharma center. From Mandala September-November 2002.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Inspires The Cheese Plate PDX

FPMT News Around the World Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s message to students in FPMT Annual Review 2011: Cherishing Life inspired Carina Rumrill – former editor of Mandala and present editorial support for FPMT International Office – and her partner, Nick Dickison, ... Read more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche 26 Maitreya Buddha statues

March 2012: Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered 26 Maitreya Buddha statues to FPMT centers, projects and services that wished to have one. Read more and view a photo gallery created by Mandala magazine!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Bodhichitta

Practicing Bodhichitta (Audio and Unedited Transcripts), Bodhichitta Motivation in Daily Life, Bodhisattva Attitude: How to Dedicate Your Life to Others, How to Live with Bodhichitta, Training the Mind in Bodhichitta, Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching on bodhichitta at Bodhgaya stupa (video), ... Read more »

David Gonsalez on ‘The Bliss of Practice’

Ven. Roger Kunsang interviews David Gonsalez, a student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, whose strong connection to Dharma is remarkable and dedication to practice inspiring. Read about David’s early connection to Tibetan Buddhism, his extensive practice experience, and his lovely Aunt ... Read more »

Glenn H. Mullin on ‘The Secret Life of Power Places’

Glenn H. Mullin describes the outer, inner and secret perspectives that explain the power of sacred sites that make up the Tibetan landscape. From Mandala December 2002 – February 2003.

Khadro-la to be Featured in October-December 2012 Issue!

FPMT News Around the World Mandala is putting the finishing touches on its next issue, which features a new interview with Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la). While Khadro-la was visiting the FPMT International Office in Portland in June, she ... Read more »

Learn More about Geshe Thubten Sherab

Read more about Geshe Thubten Sherab, former head master for Kopan Monastery’s school, and how he became a monk, why he continued to study Buddhism beyond adolescence, and what he thinks geshes should be concerned about. From Mandala April-May 2007. ... Read more »