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Dying is Better than this Flower

“Dying is Better than this Flower,” by Lama Yeshe. From Lama Yeshe’s last teaching given in the West, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1983. Excerpted from Life, Death and After Death, edited by Nicholas Ribush and published by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom ... Read more »

Inner Peace and Happiness During Three-Year Retreat

Inner Peace and Happiness During Three-Year Retreat. From Mandala July-Sept 2009. Owen Cole talks to Ven. Thubten Gyatso about his three year retreat which he describes as, “the most powerful experience in his thirty-three years as a Buddhist monk.”

Postcard 18 from Robina: Ven. Robina in Boston, New York, Maine, California

The latest addition to Postcards from Robina, Ven. Robina Courtin’s blog from travels and teachings around the world, details her recent visits to Boston, New York, Maine and California.

Osel’s Letter for the FPMT Annual Review 2011

The following, from Osel, was included in FPMT’s Annual Review, February 2011: 2011 was a great year for me. I was able to travel so much and had the opportunity to become involved in many FPMT activities. I was thrilled ... Read more »

Editor's Choice: Media Reviews

Please enjoy some excellent book reviews including, Remembering Impermanence and Understanding What is True Dharma by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Compassion in Emptiness by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking by Sandra Garson, plus several more! From ... Read more »
“Practicing Dharma is protecting yourself, cherishing others is loving yourself ….” Lama Zopa Rinpoche

“Practicing Dharma is protecting yourself, cherishing others is loving yourself ….” Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Bodhgaya, India — January 28, 2012 From Ven. Roger: Can elephants create virtue? Of course they can. Rinpoche was offered an elephant here in Bodhgaya. He accepted to keep it for 10 minutes and then return it to its owner. ... Read more »

Le décès de Khensour Rinpoché Lama Lhoundroup Rigsel

Le décès de Khensour Rinpoché Lama Lhoundroup Rigsel. From Mandala, Janvier-Mars 2012.

Teachings: Karma, Reality, and Belief

“Teachings: Karma, Reality, and Belief” by Lama Yeshe. From Mandala April 2004.

A Fairy Tale Retreat with Valerie Neal

A fascinating description of how Cinderella from the Western fairly tale tradition encapsulates the Buddhadharma. From Mandala November-December 2000

Law Enforcement and the Dharma

In “Vajra Brothers and Sisters Have a Say: Carleen Gonder” discusses how the Dharma and law enforcement are compatible. From Mandala May-June 2000.

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche- Fear

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive collects advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on many topics in the form of short talks or letters to students. Here are a few responses dealing with fear. From Mandala February 2006.

How a Person Enters into the Mother’s Womb

Edited excerpts from The Tibetan Art of Parenting – From Before Conception Through Early Childhood, by Anne Hubbell Maiden and Edie Farwell. Published in 1997 by Wisdom Publications, Boston, USA. Previously published in Mandala, January 2000.