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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach in Hong Kong
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived in Hong Kong this week to give teachings and initiations organized by Mahayana Buddhist Association (Cham Tse Ling). Rinpoche’s teachings on May 1 and 2 are scheduled to be streamed live on FPMT’s Livestream page from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time (UTC... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Rinchen Jangsem Ling Retreat Centre
On April 8, Lama Zopa Rinpoche traveled from Kuala Lumpur, where he taught at Losang Dragpa Centre, to Rinchen Jangsem Ling Retreat Centre (RJL), arriving in the early evening. The beautiful, rural center is located in the middle of a palm plantation and sits on the top of a large hill, with a... Read full article
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Institut Vajra Yogini Offers Over 1,000 Recitations of 'Sutra of Golden Light' to Rinpoche
By Institut Vajra Yogini staff

In September 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light at the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and Wisdom in Bendigo, Australia. Inspired by Rinpoche’s emphasis on the sutra’s contribution to world peace, Institut... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Visit to Penang, Malaysia
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching tour of Southeast Asia continues in Malaysia. In mid-March Rinpoche arrived at Chokyi Gyaltsen Center (CGC) in Penang after a 10-hour drive from Singapore. Rinpoche went straight into the center’s gompa and did an hour of extensively offering divine... Read full article
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Thanks and Update from Ven. Roger Kunsang
A message from Ven. Roger Kunsang, assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the CEO of FPMT, Inc.:

Dear Friends,

The special long life Puja offered to Rinpoche in Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore went very well. I think this was due to so many people making the effort to come, and so many making... Read full article
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'Even Rising a Doubt Breaks Samsara in Pieces'
“It is said that even rising a doubt about emptiness, even rising a doubt, even that breaks samsara in pieces,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche says in “Teachings on the Heart Sutra,” an excerpt of a March 2000 teaching now available through the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.... Read full article
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Cittamani Hospice Service Celebrates 20 Years of Service
Joanne Newman from Cittamani Hospice Service on Australia’s Sunshine Coast recently sent Mandala news of the FPMT project celebrating its 20th anniversary:

Cittamani  Hospice Service celebrated 20 years of specialist in-home palliative care to residents of the Sunshine Coast,  Australia,... Read full article
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Rinpoche Liberates Three Goats at Maratika Cave [VIDEO]
In late February, Lama Zopa Rinpoche liberated three goat at Maratika, Nepal, site of the famed Maratika Caves associated with Padmasambhava and long life. In a new video on FPMT’s YouTube channel, Rinpoche leads an extensive motivation for the animal liberation before blessing the goats... Read full article
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Chenrezig Meditation and Mantra
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a photo of Chenrezig to a waitress he met at a restaurant in Darjeeling, India. Later, he sent her this advice, recently published on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, which includes an explanation of the visualization, the numberless benefits of reciting OM MANI PADME HUM... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Visit to Kuala Lumpur
On the last day of March, Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at 1:30 a.m. at Losang Dragpa Centre (LDC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, after driving from Penang, where he had given teachings and initiations organized by Chokyi Gyaltsen Center. There were a few people in the LDC gompa when Rinpoche arrived... Read full article
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'A Thousand Hands: How the Chenresig Statue Arose at ABC' [Video]
In late January, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore released A Thousand Hands: How the Chenresig Statue Arose at ABC, a six-part video illustrating the creation of the large Thousand-Arm Chenrezig statue sculpted by Denise and Peter Griffin. Each video gives viewers a glimpse at an... Read full article
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'Listening to the Teachings on Empiness Collects Much Greater Merit'
“It’s also mentioned in the Meeting of Father and Son Sutra that compared with the merit of practicing the five paramitas – patience, charity, morality, perseverance and concentration – for ten eons, listening to teachings on emptiness collects much greater merit,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche... 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.

To learn about Friends of FPMT and benefits, contact us or visit:

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