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What Is Samsara?

“Many former pandits and yogis from India, Nepal and Tibet, so many, achieved full enlightenment within some years by practicing and integrating their life with this practice, the Guru Puja (Lama Chöpa),” Lama Zopa Rinpoche said during the 25th Kopan course in 1992. “In this... Read full article
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Family Camp 2014 at Milarepa Center

Kasia Beznoska, a long-time student and a mother, wanted FPMT students everywhere to know about the benefits of Buddhist-inspired family camps such as that of Milarepa Center in Barnet, Vermont, United States:


The weekend of July 31- August 3, 2014, was spent in the most fulfilling,... Read full article
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Bringing Dharma into the Corporate World: Rasmus Hougaard Talks about the Potential Project

Rasmus Hougaard is the founder and managing director of the Potential Project, an international program based in Copenhagen, Denmark, that works with corporations and organizations to equip their leaders and employees with methods to be more more kind, clear-minded, focused and... Read full article
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News from Nagarjuna C.E.T. Granada, Spain

Spiritual program coordinator Antonio Jabaloy Sánchez shared some brief news about Nagarjuna C.E.T. Granada in Spain:


Here in Nagarjuna C. E. T. Granada, we are having a busy time. We have rented a commercial office in the historic center of Granada, something like a commercial loft, and... Read full article
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*The Very Deep Kindness of the Enemy *

“One time at Dharamsala, the main teacher in the monastery called the Dialectics School walked past me as I was coming down to the palace with ‘the nose up’ as you say, looking down,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche told the attendees of the 33rd Kopan course in... Read full article
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*As a Mother Sees Her Most Beloved Child *

“As a mother sees her most beloved child, if our mind has loving kindness, compassion and bodhichitta towards all other beings, then we see all beings – those who help us and even those who harm, whatever they do – we see them all as beautiful, just as a mother sees her most beloved... Read full article
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Let Go of the Fire

During March 2015, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught at Sujata, India, the site where Buddha practiced austerities for six years before later attaining enlightenment at the site of the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. Ven. Roger Kusang shared some brief quotes from the... Read full article
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We Should Use Education to Benefit Others, Not Destroy Them

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India since February 2, taking every opportunity to engage in round the clock meritorious activities and offer blessings to many people and animals. Rinpoche has also been visiting the students of Root’s Maitreya School, a free... Read full article
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The Yoga of Going to Sleep

“When you go to bed, when you go to sleep … this is what you are about to do when you get back to your room. Or maybe here! Maybe, if I continue a little bit, then maybe here!” Lama Zopa Rinpoche joked during the 41st Kopan course in December 2008.  


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Plan to Practice Never Seems to Happen

A student of Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote: “The reason I’m writing is that I feel that I do not progress, I feel blocked, seemingly blocked by myself. I have clear moments where I have the motivation and plans for practicing, but always I seem to step back.... Read full article
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The Dancers of the Three Principal Aspects [Video]



In this short video made public by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives a swift summary of the three principal aspects of the path: renunciation, bodhichitta and the right view on emptiness. 


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The Golden Light Sutra and the Wasp Nest

“Today while clearing a part of the yard, I stumbled upon a wasp nest and suddenly was enveloped by a swarm of angry wasps!” said student Martine Darrou from Dunedin, New Zealand. “Trying to remain calm, I suddenly recalled our precious Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice... Read full article
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Introduction

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 160 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 quarterly 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 January, April, July and October.