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At the conclusion of the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Nick Ribush composed and delivered a praise of Rinpoche that also requested for him to live a long life. Nick is a long-time student of Lama
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A Landmark Step Forward for Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar
At the Light of the Path Retreat on Friday, August 19, there was tremendous rejoicing when Lama Zopa Rinpoche announced that the land for the very large Maitreya Buddha statue in Kushinagar had been officially signed over by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. 

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One Million Prostrations and Counting at Amitabha Buddhist Centre
“We are rejoicing for the one million prostrations recently completed by a group of students at Amitabha Buddhist Centre!” anncounced Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim, student and staff person at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) in Singapore. “Here is a message that organizers of the... Read full article
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Invitation to Read the August FPMT International Office e-News
The August FPMT International Office e-News is out now!

This month you’ll find:

Links so you can listen to Rinpoche’s teachings during the Light of the Path RetreatWhat is a holiday from Rinpoche’s point of viewRejoice in Offerings made on Chokhor DuchenNew Materials... Read full article
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Recite the Sutra of Golden Light for World Peace
“Anybody who wants peace in the world should read the Golden Light Sutra (Ser.ö dam.päi do wang.gyi gyälpo,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised in 2007. “This is a very important practice to stop violence and wars in the world. The Golden Light Sutra is one of the most beneficial ways... Read full article
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FDCW Brings Universal Education to the World
The new issue of Mandala features the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW), the UK-based FPMT international project that oversees the development and dissemination of Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) programs, such as the 16 Guidelines for Life and the new... Read full article
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Watch Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teach Live at 2016 Light of the Path Retreat!
Light of the Path Retreat 2016 with Lama Zopa Rinpoche begins on Sunday, August 14, at 5 p.m. local time (UTC -5). This retreat is the fourth in a series of teaching retreats led by Rinpoche based on Lama Atisha’s text Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment.

You can enjoy all of these teachings in... Read full article
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What We Do to Protect this Nonexistent Real I
“If we do some profound scientific analysis, some inner scientific analysis, we can see how much we believe in this totally real I that actually does not exist. It appears to be real from its own side, we believe it to be real one hundred percent, but it is not there. By doing this inner... Read full article
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News from the Light on the Path Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche
More than 300 people are attending the 2016 Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche, currently taking place in North Carolina, US, now in its second week. In addition, many more people are watching Rinpoche teach live in English on YouTube with simultaneous interpretation into French,... Read full article
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Now Available! Live Video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche Teaching with Interpretation at Light of the Path
The Light of the Path retreat is underway. Live video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching in English with interpretation into French, Spanish and Italian is now available! Live Mandarin interpretation is available in audio only. A second, backup, Livestream.com video stream of the teachings in... Read full article
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Never Disturb Others' Happy Minds
On July 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s assistant and CEO of FPMT, Inc., shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Rinpoche quoting Shantideva; Whatever happens I should never disturb others happy mind … It only... Read full article
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Everything Is in Your Hand
On July 31, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Rinpoche; everything is in your hand, your happiness, your suffering, all up to you, up to your mind. Our potential is unbelievable!

Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa... 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.