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Awkward Pilgrim Lost: Looking for Signs

Mandala‘s Michael Jolliffe is on location in Washington D.C. for the Kalachakra for World Peace event with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His daily blog from the event will afford those of us unable to attend the opportunity to experience ... Read more »

His Holiness’s New Millennium Message

His Holiness the Dalai Lama released a message at the start of the new millennium. The advice remains timeless and pertinent over eleven years later. From Mandala, March 2000.
The Moving Dance of Lamas

The Moving Dance of Lamas

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — July 7, 2011 From Ven. Roger: Lama Zopa Rinpoche asks Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, “Why did you come?” With the cutest shy smile and deep, beautiful dimples he says, “To say hello.” (The incarnation of Geshe Lama ... Read more »

Surrendering to Monkeys: Letting Go of the Self

What would you do if you were threatened by a gang of macaques? Dana Lissy, author of “ Surrendering to Monkeys: Letting Go of the Self,” finds spiritual freedom at the end of this dramatic tale from life in India. ... Read more »
Gomo Tulku’s Debut Single — Released July 28

Gomo Tulku’s Debut Single — Released July 28

A fresh sound in pop music is often credited to the fusion of an artist’s unique life experiences with his music. Gomo Tulku, a 22-year-old Tibetan-Canadian-American Buddhist lama and ex-monk, is by no means short of unique experiences and is ... Read more »

Robert Page’s Art for Liberation Prison Project

In April of 2011, Mandala received the sad news that Liberation Prison Project student, Robert Page, had taken his own life (obituary page 52 of July-Sept 2011). Robert was a talented musician and artist who studied with Liberation Prison Project ... Read more »

Big Love Excerpt

Big Love, the long-awaited authorized biography of Lama Yeshe, provides an intimate portrait of not only FPMT’s founder, but of the earliest students that placed their trust in him. This excerpt is taken from the chapter chronicling Lama Yeshe’s activity ... Read more »

Remembering the Kindness prayer by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

New prayer Remembering the Kindness of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan People by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Also available as an A4 booklet in French.

Ian Green: Buddha’s Builder

Ian Green, a long-time student of both Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, has served FPMT and the Dharma only in big ways: as a founder and director of Atisha Centre in Bendigo, Australia, as the chairman of various FPMT-related ... Read more »
June 29 2011

June 29 2011

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khenrinpoche Lama Lhundrup at Kopan Monastery, Nepal. June 2011. (click on the picture to see a larger version)

Getting It Together in Nepal

Kopan Monastery, Nepal — June 29, 2011 From Ven. Roger: “I can’t move,” says Rinpoche. “Why?” asks the physiotherapist. “Ants! I will tread on the ants.” So starts the debate between Rinpoche and Rinpoche’s Nepalese physiotherapist, Rajesh: Rajesh doesn’t understand ... Read more »

Move, Breathe and Be Kind

Wendy Cook, a student of FPMT since the late 1980s and former director of Kurukulla Center in Massachusetts, USA (among other positions within FPMT), generously offers “Move, Breathe and Be Kind” to help students connect with their bodies and minds ... Read more »
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