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Rinpoche’s Heath

Portland, OR — August 14, 2010 From Ven. Roger; Recently, during retreat, His Holiness the Dalai Lama said to Rinpoche (on more than one occasion) to be very careful with his health. So of course, Rinpoche had no choice. Just ... Read more »

Retreat Finished

Portland, OR — August 13, 2010 From Ven. Roger: Rinpoche has scheduled a 6 am departure from Tushita (Rinpoche’s retreat finished), then a departure to Delhi 13 hours by car, then a flight to LA via Hong Kong, and then ... Read more »

Quiz Answers for July-September 2010 Print Issue Released

In the July-September 2010 print issue of Mandala we included an FPMT-registered teacher quiz. We’ve now posted the answers. How well did you do?

Sugar Isn’t Sweet

Portland, OR — July 25, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Rinpoche’s retreat is going well. It is a group retreat with eight other lamas, two Khadro- las, and 40 senior monks. The schedule is good. The first session starts at ... Read more »


Portland, Oregon — July 23, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Rinpoche is in retreat which started about 10 days ago. Prior to the retreat, Rinpoche met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It was a relaxed meeting (meetings with His ... Read more »

Shopping for Gifts with the Flu

Hong Kong — July 9, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Rinpoche had the flu the whole time we were in Hong Kong. I think it started in Malaysia. It got heavy as the days went by, but Rinpoche kept to ... Read more »
The Amdo Eye Hospital

The Amdo Eye Hospital

After more than six years of development, FPMT was extremely pleased to announce the opening of the Amdo Eye Hospital, in Xining, the capital of Amdo, Tibet in July of 2010. This hospital is dedicated to providing continuous, sustainable and ... Read more »

Quoting Rinpoche

Hong Kong — June 28, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Rinpoche has mentioned several times over the last few months: “Within the FPMT organization we are doing well studying the words. Now we need the students to experience the Lam-Rim.”

Blessed But Not Hot!

Hong Kong — June 26, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsgang: #9 was found and delivered! It is the day after our arrival in Hong Kong. There is no program so Rinpoche is free. It is morning and Rinpoche is meditating ... Read more »

Bag #9

Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — June 19 – 21, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: On the third day of the Yamantaka initiation, Rinpoche starts at 8 p.m. We go through the night with two pee-pee breaks and finish ... Read more »
Altar Fires and Blackouts

Altar Fires and Blackouts

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia — June 18, 2010 From Ven. Roger Kunsang: Teachings in Malaysia are going very well. There is quite a full schedule. The program is mostly being held in a nice hotel. We met the owner, one of ... Read more »

Please Help Mandala by Answering Some Questions

Today we’re requesting your help to improve Mandala Publications, one of the benefits of the Friends of FPMT program. By taking a short survey, you give us the information we need to make Mandala Publications something that really serves you ... Read more »