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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Visit To Dzongdrakha in Bhutan
Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited many sacred places connected with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) during his June 2016 trip to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. In addition to the holy sites of Guru Rinpoche’s body and speech, Rinpoche visited Dzongdrakha, the place of Guru Rinpoche’s mind.... Read full article
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FPMT International Office Meets Source of Foundation Store Thangkas
On June 2, the staff of FPMT International Office in Portland, Oregon, US, had tea with Pradip Rajbhandari, the Nepali co-owner, with Birendra Shahi and founder Surendra Bahadur Shahi, of the workshop responsible for creation of all of the hand-painted thangkas found in the Foundation Store.... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Rooftop Veranda Altar
In May 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a private visit to Taiwan. Over his short stay, Rinpoche converted the rooftop veranda of Shakyamuni Center, where he was staying, into a beautiful practice space for circumambulation. A table with a large main stupa and many tsa-tsas was set up and Rinpoche... Read full article
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News from Wisdom Publications
Wisdom Publications, an FPMT-affiliated publishing house located in the United States, now offers Wisdom Academy and Wisdom Journal as part of its efforts to bring quality Buddhist books to the wider world. 

Wisdom Academy, an online learning community that launched in May 2016, currently... Read full article
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Celebrating His Holiness the Dalai Lama!
On July 6, the 81st birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama is being celebrated around the world by Tibetans and Western students of Dharma. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a devoted student of His Holiness and service to His Holiness is the primary aim of FPMT.

“I thought that it would be... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Earliest Experiences of Bhutan
“In 1959, Lama Zopa Rinpoche escaped Pagri, Tibet, through Bhutan and from there was sent to Buxa in India. Rinpoche stayed in Bhutan about a week in the temple of Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro,” said Ven. Holly Ansett, executive assistant to the the CEO of FPMT, Inc., during her recent... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Offers Incense Puja at Dongkarla Lhakhang
Towards the end of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Bhutan in June, Rinpoche went to Dongkarla Lhakhang, one of the highest holy sites in Bhutan at an elevation of 11,975 feet (3,650 meters). 

The temple was built in the 15th century by Terton Tshering Dorji and houses sacred relics,... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits a Changing Bhutan
In June 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent most of his time visiting holy sites in Bhutan. Rinpoche was very taken by the country because of its unique policies and values, including the coining and promotion of the concept of Gross National Happiness; its accomplishment of carbon neutrality and... Read full article
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The Newest Issue of Mandala Is Published!
The latest issue of Mandala is in the mail to Friends of FPMT supporters and others who receive the magazine through their local FPMT center.

The new issue explores Universal Education, Lama Yeshe’s vision for transmitting the essence of Buddhadharma to people of every age and background. We... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Jangsarbu Lhakhang in Bhutan
On June 4, Lama Zopa Rinpoche went on pilgrimage to Jangsarbu Lhakhang, a small temple behind the Rinpung Dzong in Paro that is considered a sacred site connected to Guru Rinpoche’s holy speech.

“Rinpoche was led through a tiny village into a small old gompa,” said Ven. Holly... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Drakarpo in Bhutan

On June 3, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made pilgrimage to Drakarpo in Paro, Bhutan, a sacred temple connected to the holy body of Guru Rinpoche. 


“With help, Lama Zopa Rinpoche climbed down a steep mountain to Drakarpo, a site regarded as the holy place of Guru Rinpoche’s body and is one of... Read full article
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Updates from the Maitreya Projects
The Maitreya Buddha Project Kushinagar and Buddha Maitreya Bodhgaya (formerly, Maitreya Project Bodhgaya), projects to build large statues of Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar and Bodhgaya, India, continue to make progress. 

On December 13, 2013, Lama Zopa Rinpoche attended and spoke at the... 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 150 affiliate centers, projects and services, and members in more than thirty countries.

Editorial Policy

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:

fpmt.org/friends

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