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The Joy of Effort

Ven. Gyalten Mindrol’s debut as a columnist for “News from a Buddhist Perspective” featured the accomplishments of Kevin Laue, a high school basketball star with only one hand. Mindrol sees Laue as a symbol of joyful effort: the ability to ... Read more »
Rinpoche at the Great Stupa with Friends

Rinpoche at the Great Stupa with Friends

May 29th – Rinpoche’s first time out publically, introducing Khadro la, Osel and Gomo Rinpoche to the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia. 

An Interview with Anila Ann McNeil

For 40 years, Ven. Anila Ann McNeil has been serving FPMT and benefiting those around her. Recently, Mandala spoke to her about her life, her ordination and her experience being a nun. From Mandala April-June 2011.

June 3 2011

Dear Friends, Khadro la has been with us for the last 7 days and has been helping Rinpoche a lot with the right side that is partially paralyzed. Khadro la has been very helpful in explaining what is happening as ... Read more »

Home Truths: September-October 1996

Adele Hulse writes wittily on our relationships with our vajra brothers and sisters. From Mandala September-October 1996.

Repaying the Kindness March 2011

Based in Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London, Repaying the Kindness is a respite project for carers in South East London (Lambeth and Southwark). Enjoy this short video introduction to their project! Perhaps you can start something like this in your ... Read more »

The Lam-rim Monastery: A Vision for IMI and FPMT

Ven. Losang Monlam, former director of IMI, FPMT’s group of ordained monks and nuns, discusses Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of a small monastic community focused on lam-rim. From Mandala January-March 2009.

David Zinn’s FPMT Photo Montage

This photo montage, created by David Zinn, features the FPMT mandala, images of Chenrezig, Lama Tsongkhapa, Buddha Maitreya, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche over a soundtrack of Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanting OM MANI PADME ... Read more »

The Passing of the Holy Master Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen: Sadness, Joy, Inspiration and Blessings

On February 13, 2009, Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen stopped breathing and entered his clear light meditation. Gelong Gyaltan Yarphel writes, “Those of us who had the immeasurable good fortune to have been guided, cared for and protected by him have experienced ... Read more »

The Practice of Motherhood

Charlotte Z. Rotterdam, mother of two, asks herself “whether there would any longer be space for spiritual practice, or whether the spacious silence of contemplation would be altogether drowned out by baby cries and too many loads of dirty laundry.” ... Read more »

Compassionate Action for Dogs and Donkeys in Dharamsala

Read about the amazing work Arvind Sharma does in Dharamsala to support some of the thousands of homeless dogs found in the city, many of which are sick, critically injured or dying. From Mandala January-March 2010.

Relating to Your Path

Lama Yeshe gave this talk at the Chinese Buddhist Society, Sydney, Australia on April 24, 1975. From Mandala May-June 1997.