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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits the Annual Flower Exhibition in Paro, Bhutan
On June 6, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited the beautiful annual flower exhibition in Paro, Bhutan, in front of the magnificent Rinpung Dzong in the gardens of the Kings Palace.

“Rinpoche walked around all the beautiful flower offerings, reciting the multiplying mantra and then doing the... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Meets Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche
On June 4, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche invited Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch at Satsam Chorten in Paro, Bhutan.

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s grandson and his... Read full article
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10 Million Have Visited Jade Buddha for Universal Peace
“The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace has reached a huge milestone –10 million people have now visited the Jade Buddha in the last seven years,” reported project staff.

“The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is still on the world tour, inspiring everyone who sees him to reflect... Read full article
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Rinpoche Makes Pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), Bhutan
On May 31, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a special pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a very special temple complex associated with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) on the steep cliffsides of the upper Paro valley. According to legend, in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Benefits Taiwan
In May 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a private visit to Taiwan. While there, Rinpoche found plenty of time to benefit others. Rinpoche, with the assistance of Sangha members, preformed naga torma puja near the river next to Shakyamuni Center where he stayed. The puja is meant to benefit the... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Making Offerings [Video]
While Lama Zopa Rinpoche was at Maitreya Instituut Loenen in July 2015, he gave a short impromptu talk during lunch on offerings. Rinpoche talked about the incredible merit that one can collect making offering to different beings from parents up to numberless buddhas and gurus. 

“If you... Read full article
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Statues of 18 Arhats Installed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery
In late May, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monasatery near Bendigo, Australia, received and installed a shipment of solid marble statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and the 18 Arhats carved in Vietnam. The entire project was sponsored by Quang Minh Buddhist Temple, a Vietnamese Buddhist group in Braybrook,... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Visit to Thimphu, Bhutan
On June 1, 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT, Inc. and Rinpoche’s assistant, described the trip:

“On a mountain above Thimphu is an extraordinary 169-foot (52-meter) statue of Buddha Shakyamuni called Buddha Dordenma.... Read full article
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Rinpoche Visits Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang in Bhutan
On the May 28, Rinpoche visited Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, a Buddhist stupa-shaped temple in Western Bhutan between Paro and Dopchari valleys, built by Thangtong Gyalpo in 1421 (or 1433 depending on the source) to counteract malevolent spirits.

Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464), according to a... Read full article
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Medicine Buddha Practice and Compassion for Orlando Tragedy
When Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard about the June 12 attack on a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, which resulted in the tragic deaths of 50 people and injuries to at least 50 more, he began offering prayers immediately. 



Lama Zopa Rinpoche always advises to make strong prayers to Medicine... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Travels to Bhutan and Visits Kyichu Lhakhang with Khadro-la
In May, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled to Bhutan, a Buddhist country located in the Eastern Himalayas. On his first day there, he was joined by Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) and they had lunch and visited the holy temple of Kyichu Lhakhang, in the Paro district of the Bhutan.... Read full article
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Happiness Follows a Good Heart
On May 2, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on his Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Lama Zopa ; quoting HHDL [His Holiness the Dalai Lama] … If you follow delusion only suffering follows, if you follow the good heart only happiness follows.

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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.