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His Holiness at Kurukulla Center Photo Gallery

His Holiness at Kurukulla Center Photo Gallery

On October 16, 2012, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spent part of the afternoon at Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in Medford, Massachusetts, in the United States, near Boston. His Holiness’ visit was the fulfillment of a request made ... Read more »
Geshe Lama Konchog, “An Extraordinary Modern-day Milarepa”

Geshe Lama Konchog, “An Extraordinary Modern-day Milarepa”

Geshe Lama Konchog came to Kopan Monastery in 1984, where he spent nearly 18 years devoting himself to teaching the monks and nuns there. Before arriving at Kopan, Geshe Lama Konchog had spent twenty-five years meditating in caves in the ... Read more »
Ancient Philosophy in Everyday Life at the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Nepal

Ancient Philosophy in Everyday Life at the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre, Nepal

In 1982, the Himalayan Buddhist Meditation Centre (HBMC) was founded in Kathmandu as the Himalayan Yogic Institute (HYI) by Pam and Karuna Cayton, long-time students of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Thirty years later, their daughter Arya became the ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Give Techniques for “Seeing Problems as Positive”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Give Techniques for “Seeing Problems as Positive”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche shares techniques for transforming life’s difficulties into spiritual strength in “Seeing Problems as Positive,” an excerpt from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas. “For worldly people the confusion caused ... Read more »
Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

FPMT News Around the World A long life puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT spiritual director, on behalf of the centers, projects, services and students of FPMT on Sunday, December 29, 2012, at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. The ... Read more »
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Gives Chenrezig Initiation at Boudhanath

Lama Zopa Rinpoche Gives Chenrezig Initiation at Boudhanath

FPMT News Around the World Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a Chenrezig initiation at the Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal for the Tamang people on December 23, 2012. About 3000 Tamang traveled from all over Nepal to attend the initiation. The Tamang ... Read more »
Message from Tenzin Ösel Hita December 21, 2012

Message from Tenzin Ösel Hita December 21, 2012

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he gives us a some wisdom to consider in the face of the changing year. Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Osel. Kopan Monastery, Nepal, December 2012.Times are ... Read more »

December 20, 2012

From Kopan Monastery Dear Friends Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health is good. The doctors seem satisfied with the blood pressure and sugar levels. Over the past couple of months Rinpoche hasn’t exercised as much (due to the busy schedule) so that ... Read more »
O.Sel.Ling Welcomes New Medicine Buddha Statue

O.Sel.Ling Welcomes New Medicine Buddha Statue

FPMT News Around the World Recently, O.Sel.Ling Centro de Retiros, located near Granada, Spain, received a life-sized Medicine Buddha statue from Nepal, where it was made. At the end of November, the O.Sel.Ling community filled the statue, which weighed about ... Read more »
A Word from Kalarupa, the goat

A Word from Kalarupa, the goat

Kalarupa, the goat, is a resident of the Animal Liberation Sanctuary at Kopan Monastery. For the latest online edition of Mandala, Kalarupa shares news of the activities at the sanctuary, where exciting developments are happening. “I hear the people sometimes ... Read more »
The Gift of Dharma: Mandala Magazine for Prisoners

The Gift of Dharma: Mandala Magazine for Prisoners

FPMT Around the World In coordination with the Liberation Prison Project (LPP), Mandala magazine is mailed to about 500 prisoners every issue. For the January-March 2013 issue, 533 LPP students in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, Scotland, Thailand and ... Read more »
Becoming Geshe-mas

Becoming Geshe-mas

Khachoe Ghakyil Nunnery (Kopan Nunnery) in Kathmandu, Nepal, offers nuns a high quality education in both traditional and modern topics. But perhaps most noteworthy, the nunnery has a geshe program. The Geshe degree is an approximate equivalent to a Ph.D. ... Read more »