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Loving Kindness Photo Contest: First Winner

Mandala briefly featured a photo contest that received some pretty amazing entries. This is the first winner from the Loving Kindness Photo Contest. From Mandala February-March 2007.

May 5 2011

Dear Friends, The night of the 3rd wasn’t an easy one for Rinpoche so in the morning in consultation with the doctor we cancelled the physio therapy sessions for the pool in the morning and the session with the physio ... Read more »

The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaches on why it is necessary to live the ordained life in the modern world in “The Benefits of Being Monks and Nuns.” From Mandala September-October 1996.

Reversing the Energy of Addiction

In “Reversing the Energy of Addiction,” Jindati Doelter writes about the life of Ngawang Chotok, one of Lama Yeshe’s earliest students. Chotok’s own addictions and recoveries have informed his meditations and practice profoundly. From Mandala January-February 1996.

Unashamedly Beautiful Housing for Melbourne’s Elderly Homeless

In 1999, Bryan Lipmann, CEO of Wintringham, a not-for-profit welfare company in Melbourne, Australia, celebrated its tenth year of providing the elderly homeless with affordable housing and high quality care services. “Unashamedly Beautiful Housing for Mebourne’s Elderly Homeless” is an ... Read more »

How to Benefit the Dying and the Dead

Lama Zopa Rinpoche always encourages everyone to prepare for the time of death. He also remarks that all his students should be prepared to help others coming to the end of their life by educating themselves on how to benefit ... Read more »

He Is My Guru and I Am Going with Him

Ven. Lobsang Yeshe, Michael Cassapidis, has been a Buddhist monk most of his life, first at Kopan in Nepal, and then at Sera in south India where he was one of the attendants of Lama Tenzin Osel, the reincarnation of ... Read more »

May 3 2011

Dear Friends, The weekend has been quiet, tomorrow  morning Rinpoche will have his first therapy session in the whirl pool. Doctors say Rinpoche’s progress is very good with his right leg. The right arm has still little movement … they ... Read more »

My Heart Jewel Spiritual Brother

Just before his death in 1984, FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe, wrote a letter to Geshe Jampa Wangdu, one of Lama Yeshe’s closest friends. From Mandala October 1989.

Avoid Negative Rejoicing

Following the September 11, 2001 tragedies, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the following advice entitled Avoid Negative Rejoicing, regarding how to think about any retaliative efforts against the organizers of the attacks.

Videos of Rinpoche – April 30 2011

New short videos of Rinpoche in the hospital a few days after stroke: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9mX1wprIFw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baixwZYmpRw
Photo of Rinpoche – April 30 2011

Photo of Rinpoche – April 30 2011

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in hospital, with great difficulty putting hands in mudra of prostration during extensive offering practice. Photograph by Holly Ansett