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News from Kopan Monastery

News from Kopan Monastery and Its Projects. From Mandala April-June 2012.

FPMT News Around the World Photo Gallery

Each issue, Mandala receives amazing photos for our FPMT News Around the World section – far more photos than we can squeeze into our print magazine. We’ve collected some of these photos into an online photo gallery for your viewing ... Read more »

Thangka Exhibition at Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam

“Thangka Exhibition at Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam” by Berty Sieverding, Ies Walker, Marlies Bruin. From Mandala April-June 2012.

Sitting Easy

“Sitting Easy” by Julia Hengst. Uldis Balodis talked to Julia Hengst about how his specially designed meditation chair evolved. From Mandala April-June 2012.

Postcard 20 from Robina: Stradbroke Island, Australia

A new Postcard from Robina, Ven. Robina Courtin’s blog about her travels and teachings around the world. “A month has passed since I was at Maitripa in Portland. It’s Tuesday March 6 and I’m in tropical Queensland, settling in for ... Read more »

Retreat In Every Day Life

“Retreat in Everyday Life” by Pam Cayton. From Mandala April-June 2012.

Report from Bodhgaya: On the Ground at Kalachackra 2012

From December 31, 2011 to January 10, 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave teachings and the Kalachakra initiation to over 300,000 people in Bodhgaya, India. High lamas, Sangha and students traveled from around the world to attend this event, ... Read more »

Realizing the Dharmakaya

In this teaching excerpted from Lama Yeshe’s commentary on the Manjushri yoga method in England, September 1977, Lama Yeshe discusses briefly the “yoga method” found in Buddhist tantra and “calm abiding.” Edited by Nicholas Ribush, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. From ... Read more »
Mandala’s April-June 2012 Online Content is Live!

Mandala’s April-June 2012 Online Content is Live!

Mandala‘s April-June 2012 issue is on its way to mailboxes worldwide! While you wait to receive your print copy, please enjoy our newest online content featuring a new Retreat Resources page, highlighting archival Mandala articles and interviews on retreat from ... Read more »

Meditation by the Compost Bin

By Ven. Chönyi Taylor I know it can smell revolting. I know that possums and rats get a good feed from it. I know that it contains only leftovers, discarded peels and old food from the fridge, shredded paper from ... Read more »

Advice for Rinpoche’s Quick Recovery

March 8th 2012 Dear Friends, Ven Roger recently checked with Ven. Denma Locho Rinpoche whether there was anything FPMT centers, projects and services and students can do to help with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s quick recovery. Denma Locho Rinpoche kindly advised ... Read more »
Message from Osel Hita March 4, 2012

Message from Osel Hita March 4, 2012

Occasionally Osel Hita shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he discusses the meaning of happiness. Many times i ask myself, “What is happiness?” Why is it so important? But you know… it is a ... Read more »