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The Great Rabbit Liberation of 2016
In July 2016, Wendy Cook, FPMT student and assistant director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States, made the bold decision to rescue 140 meat rabbits from certain slaughter:

On June 13, I discovered a herd of rabbits being raised for meat on a farm near... Read full article
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The Eight Auspicious Signs
Translated with commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche; paintings of the eight auspicious signs by Gelek Sherpa.

Probably many of us do not know how important these eight auspicious signs are and how they affect our lives. They can be used externally to help with one’s own success as well as with the... Read full article
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The Importance of Holy Objects
“Every time you look at holy objects—pictures of the Buddha, statues, scriptures, stupas—they plant the seed of liberation and enlightenment in your mental continuum. So every time you look at them they purify your mind. They plant the seed of enlightenment, which includes all the causes... Read full article
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4.3 Million Guru Rinpoche Mantras Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“In mid-August, Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) students were exceedingly happy to offer a total of 4.3 million Guru Rinpoche mantras to our most precious guru, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, for the success of the Maitreya Projects in India,” wrote Ven. Tenzin Tsultrim, a student and media... Read full article
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Every Step Brings Us Closer to Death
On August 17, Ven. Roger Kunsang shared on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Twitter page this very brief teaching from Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Walking meditation … Every step, every breath brings us closer to death … Only thing to do .. Practice Dharma!

Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa... Read full article
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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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Lama Zopa Rinpoche on How to Offer a Khata to Holy Objects [Video]
Whenever Lama Zopa Rinpoche visits a holy site, a stupa or a gompa, he offers khatas to the statues and holy images there. During his visit to Maitreya Instituut Loenen in the Netherlands in July 2015, Rinpoche gave a spontaneous teaching on how to offer a khata to holy objects, which was... Read full article
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O.Sel.Ling Centro de Retiros Installs Prayer Wheel House Ceiling Panels [Video]
In September 2015, student and artist Cai Martínez at O.Sel.Ling Centro de Retiros in Spain’s Alpujarras, began work painting the ceiling panels for the prayer wheel house at the center. In July 2016, the center captured the creation and installation of the panels on video, which they... Read full article
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Advice about Caring for Dogs
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this advice while in New York City in July 2016.

I have heard that you have to take indoor dogs out three times a day, so I thought that this gives you an unbelievable, incredible opportunity to help them.

By not harming and practicing morality toward even one... Read full article
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits the Himalayan Elders Project [VIDEO, Tibetan]
On August 10, Lama Zopa Rinpoche had lunch with and gave a public talk and oral transmission of the Medicine Buddha mantra to the members of the Himalayan Elders Project during his 2016 visit to New York City. After the teachings, Rinpoche personally blessed each participant.

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How to Make Your Life Most Beneficial for Sentient Beings, Even with Your Speech
During the recent Light of the Path retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche dictated this advice and had it distributed to all participants. Rinpoche also wanted it shared with people offering service at FPMT centers, projects and service as well as with all beings everywhere.

Freeing them from the... Read full article
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Rachen Nunnery Completes Community Retreat
“During July, a nine-day community mani retreat was held in Tsum, Nepal, during which also Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) mantras were recited,” shared Kopan Monastery’s Ani Fran Mohoupt. “On the last day, there was also 100,000 tsog offerings. The mani retreat was... 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.

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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.

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