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Ever Shining Consummate Sun, a poem for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

A devotional poem for Lama Zopa Rinpoche by Singaporean Santi Yeo Her Chuen. From Mandala July-September 2012.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaching Live Online

On Saturday, June 23, FPMT brings you a live video webcast of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching from Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, USA. The webcast is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. PDT (UTC -7 hours) on Saturday, June 23. ... Read more »

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khadro-la Visit Western United States

FPMT News Around the World FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche returned to Portland, Oregon, in the United States on June 21. Rinpoche traveled to Portland from California where he had spent the previous 12 days. Khadro-la arrived with Rinpoche ... Read more »

Kopan Monks Help Street Kids

Ven. Thubten Khunpel and several other monks from Kopan Monastery in Nepal are working to help the street kids of Kathmandu. Their organization Illuminating Darkness Nepal seeks to make the lives of street children more meaningful. More than an estimated ... Read more »

Half the Woman: Losing Weight for Rinpoche

Susan Drolkar lost 67 kilograms (147 pounds) using a sensible vegetarian diet and moderate exercise. She also found benefactors willing to sponsor her weight loss and raised enough money for approximately 13,500 meals for the monks supported by the Sera ... Read more »

His Holiness the Dalai Lama visits the UK

FPMT News Around the World His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama returned to England on Friday, June 15, arriving in Manchester where he gave a series of teachings and public talks. On June 17-18, His Holiness taught on Eight Verses ... Read more »

Mandala Talk: Ven. Thubten Chodron on “Insight into Emptiness”

Ven. Thubten Chodron talks with Mandala editor Laura Miller in an audio interview about editing Wisdom Publications’ upcoming Insight into Emptiness by Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche. In their free-ranging conversation, Ven. Chodron also discusses her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche, ... Read more »

Jade Buddha for Universal Peace Seen by Millions

FPMT News Around the World The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace continues its world tour in Thailand. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra officially opened the Thai showing of the Jade Buddha, which runs June 15 – July 7 at CentralWorld in ... Read more »

The Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery

Maitripa College professor Jim Blumenthal writes the inaugural article for our new section Nalanda Masters, providing a brief introduction to the Seventeen Pandits of Nalanda Monastery. These pandits are “a grouping of seventeen of the most important and influential Mahayana ... Read more »

Begin with Doubt by Thubten Yeshe (T.Y.)

Thubten Yeshe (T.Y.), FPMT registered teacher, provides suggestions for students without direct access to a teacher. She also takes a look at the role of doubt on a practitioner’s spiritual path: “Doubt is an essential aspect of our practice and ... Read more »

108 Yaks: A Journey of Love and Freedom

In 2011, more than 108 yaks’ lives were saved in Nepal through the efforts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Geshe Thubten Jinpa and with the support from FPMT’s Animal Liberation Fund and Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. In order to ... Read more »

The Simile of a Cloud from “Insight into Emptiness” by Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche

Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche describes the simile of a cloud, a famous simile about the nature of reality from the Vajra Cutter Sutra (a.k.a. Diamond Cutter Sutra) from his new Wisdom Publications’ book Insight into Emptiness. From Mandala July-September 2012. ... Read more »