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A New Generation of Young Lamas

During a recent visit to Drepung and Ganden monasteries in Mundgod, south India, Ven. Roger Kunsang interviewed the young reincarnations of five of the highest Gelug lamas: Ling Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsenshap Serkong Rinpoche and Serkong Dorje Chang. ... Read more »

Advice on the Benefits of Prayer Wheels

Lama Zopa Rinpoche shares how he came to see the importance of prayer wheels, describes some of their benefits, and instructs on visualizations one can use while turning them. From Mandala July-August 1995. The Foundation Store makes high-quality, handcrafted prayer ... Read more »

Choosing a Life Without Attachment

Dr. Renuka Singh interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama for her book Women Reborn. In it, His Holiness discusses his greatest spiritual accomplishments and struggles, celibacy, and separating from his mother at a young age, among other topics. From Mandala ... Read more »

Out on a Limb: On the Road in One Place

Ven.Roger Kunsang’s blog regarding the last 18 days.

Out on a Limb: On the Road in One Place

Bendigo, Australia — April 26-May 14, 2011 From Ven. Roger: April 26 This vessel-like world which existed at an earlier moment does not do so at a later one. That it seems to continue in the same way is because ... Read more »

May 13 2011

Dear friends, Rinpoche is doing well in the physio morning and afternoon. Rinpoche’s sugar levels are improving he is now on insulin. Blood pressure is now close to normal. Rinpoche still gets fatigued quickly which doctors say is normal in ... Read more »


Lama Zopa Rinpoche discusses how anger cannot arise when one is continually mindful of emptiness and karma. Rinpoche also reveals the ways in which problematic situations can be the fuel for generating bodhichitta. From Mandala July-August 1997.

May 12 2011

Dear Friends, Yesterday went well with Rinpoche , the physio’s were happy with Rinpoches progress in the pool and the gym. Quite a bit of joking and laughing going on. Rinpoche is always keen to get into the pool by ... Read more »
I am enjoying the hotel…..

I am enjoying the hotel…..

Tiny message written by Rinpoche, with his left hand, in hospital, that says “I am enjoying the hotel, 5 or 10 star hotel”

Letter to Lama Zopa from the Staff of FPMT International Office

In October 1997, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was diagnosed as having adult-onset diabetes, but continued his teaching schedule as normal. After there had been no significant improvement after Rinpoche’s blood levels were brought to less than half soon after the diagnosis, ... Read more »

Accompanying Children to Their Death

Englishman Alan Joyce runs Fundación Dharma in Bogotá, Colombia, where children with cancer come to die. From Mandala July-August 1999.

Meeting Ven. Amy Miller

This experimental collage video focusing on Ven. Amy Miller, director of Milarepa Center in Barnett, Vermont, was submitted to 8 Billion Lives, a project that provides a platform for short biographical documentaries about real people around the world. The purpose ... Read more »