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Observing Passengers on a Plane
“When I’m on a plane I sometimes observe the other passengers. They’re trapped there for many hours but still keep so busy,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche shares in The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, part of the FPMT Lineage Series... Read full article
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News from Centre de Méditation Naropa, Tahiti
Spiritual program coordinator Annie Green from Centre de Méditation Naropa in Tahiti shares news about the center’s recent July visit from FPMT-registered teacher Sixte Vinçotte:

Sixte Vinçotte is living now in Italy where he is studying the Masters Program at Istituto Lama Tzong... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in New York
On Sunday, August 30, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a Most Secret Hayagriva long life initiation for New York‘s Sherpa community. The event was organized by Ogmin Jangchub Sishu Tsogpa, the association of former Kopan Monastery monks and nuns living in New York, and held in the building owned by... Read full article
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Ling Rinpoche's First Visit to Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore
“Amitabha Buddhist Centre gave a warm welcome to His Eminence the 7th Ling Rinpoche as he visited the center for the very first time on August 2,” reports Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim. “Rinpoche kindly made time for the brief Sunday morning visit in the midst of his busy schedule in... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Receives Oral Transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche
Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled at the end of July 2015 to New York City, where he is spending the month of August. The primary reason for Rinpoche’s visit to New York was to receive oral transmissions from Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, a highly respected Gelug master and the founder of the Tibet Center... Read full article
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Dharma Is Developing the Mind
“Since we want only happiness and no suffering, it is extremely important for us to practice Dharma,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in “In Search of a Meaningful Life” in Teachings from Tibet, an updated and reprinted collection of lineage master teachings from Lama Yeshe... Read full article
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There's No Such Thing as a Problem Not Dependent on the Mind
“Taking universal responsibility is the meaning of our own life,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume in a Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive series drawn from the 24th Kopan course in 1991. 

“With loving kindness, thinking how kind and how... Read full article
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Happiness Doesn't Depend on Only Material Development
“If happiness depended on only material development, rich countries such as America would be very happy places,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche reflects in “In Search of a Meaningful Life” in Teachings from Tibet, an updated and reprinted collection of lineage master teachings from... Read full article
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The Analogy of Lightning
“We can also use the lightning analogy to explain emptiness in a very simple way,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, part of the FPMT Lineage Series from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. “Imagine we are walking on... Read full article
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Update from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land
“It’s exhausting,” Ven. Gyalten Yarphel told Mandala in a phone call on Thursday afternoon, August 27. “Breathing all the smoke, it’s hard to be energetic.” Ven. Yarphel (John Jackson) was speaking from Buddha Amitabha Pure Land (BAPL) in North Central Washington... Read full article
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Newest Online Feature: 'Finding Freshness: Ven. Losang Drimay Attends the Interfaith Gethsemani Encounter IV'
In May 2015, Ven. Losang Drimay, teacher and resident at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, was one of 12 Buddhists to meet with 17 Catholics at Gethsemani Encounter IV. The first Encounter took place nearly 20 years earlier at the Abbey of Our Lady of Gethsemani, the home... Read full article
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It's Wiser to Make Preparations for the Next Life
“The conclusion is that we can’t say past and future lives don’t exist just because we can’t remember them,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in Creating the Causes of Happiness, the second volume in a Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive series drawn from the 24th Kopan course in... Read full article
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Mandala Publications is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international charitable organization founded more than thirty years ago by two Tibetan Buddhist masters, Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT is now a vibrant international community, with a network of over 150 affiliate centers, projects and services, and members in more than thirty countries.

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Writers, photographers and artists, both amateur and professional, are encouraged to submit material for consideration. Mandala currently does not pay for publishable content; we credit all photos and other work as requested.

Mandala print magazine is published semiannually and is available via the Friends of FPMT program. Additionally the publication is supplemented by online stories published exclusively at: fpmt.org/mandala/

Friends of FPMT, formerly known as FPMT Foundation Membership, has been established to truly support your Buddhist education while you work with other Friends toward a larger goal: making this world a better place. We’re confident we’ve designed a level that is perfect for your budget, study, and practice.

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Mandala print magazine (complete with online content) is published in June and December.