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Prayer Offered for Rinpoche’s Recovery

September 22 2011 Rejoice!  From his own side, Yang Teng Tulku has composed a prayer – Panacea of Pure Nectar – to offer to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Yang Teng Tulku is a very knowledgeable young lama working in His Holiness ... Read more »

Lama Yeshe Tribute Issue Now Available Online

Mandala has made available all articles from its April-June 2009 print issue, “25 Years Since Lama’s Passing: Mandala celebrates his life and work through intimate reflections on the early days of FPMT.” You may now access all of the articles ... Read more »
September 20 2011

September 20 2011

Photos of Rinpoche in Kopan Monastery, Nepal (click on the photos to enlarge them) Photographs by Piero Siriani Rinpoche using his right arm to hold the conch during the puja during Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup’s cremation   Rinpoche teaching – ... Read more »

Big Love Excerpt

The long anticipated biography of Lama Yeshe, Big Love, is to published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive this year. Meanwhile, we are pleased to publish ongoing excerpts from the work in progress. This excerpt is taken from the chapter ... Read more »

Socially Responsible Investing

Money is a dirty word to some Buddhists. But money from its own side can’t be bad, it is how we use it and the motivation we have for obtaining it that determines the benefit. In What is Socially Responsible ... Read more »
The Last Days on Earth

The Last Days on Earth

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — September 12, 2011 From Ven. Roger: On September 5, Rinpoche leaned very close to Lama Lhundrup to better hear his voice, it was very soft, a very soft whisper. “Even the very smallest pleasure is in ... Read more »

Videos of Lama Lhundrup

Lama Lhundrup recorded a series of videos for his students beginning in January 2011, when he traveled to Singapore to seek modern medical treatment, through May 2011, when he requested that all FPMT students pray for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health ... Read more »

Mandala’s New Online Content is Published

Mandala‘s new October-December 2011 online content is now live. In addition to supplemental articles to this issue’s main stories: Remembering the Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Courageous People of Tibet, and a Tribute to Khensur Rinpoche ... Read more »

Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup’s Nurse Reflects

Jo Hathaway, a palliative care nurse from New Zealand and a student of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, has been staying at Kopan since January 2011 to help take care for his medical needs. She wrote the following reflection on her ... Read more »
Kopan Monastery’s Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Passes Away

Kopan Monastery’s Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Passes Away

It is with sadness that we share the news that Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel, former abbot of Kopan Monastery in Nepal, passed away today. The new issue of Mandala that is being mailed presently contains our tribute to this ... Read more »

Medicine, Meditation and Karma

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor There’s the story of the fisherman hanging on to his capsized boat and asking God for help. He turns away a surfer on his board, a jet ski, another boat and even a helicopter saying, “No, ... Read more »
The Slaughter of Thousands of Animals

The Slaughter of Thousands of Animals

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — September 6, 2011 From Ven. Roger: A goat is standing by a shop, tied on a very short leash. It is waiting to be killed by the butcher. I am not sure if it is aware ... Read more »
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