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*Others Are Only Objects of Compassion *

In late November and early December 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught as part of the annual month-long Kopan course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Rinpoche’s teachings covered a variety of subjects. What follows is an excerpt from a lightly edited transcript and video extract:


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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Showers Blessings on Choe Khor Sum Ling

“Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore, India welcomed the new year with showers of blessings from Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his retinue of venerable monks and nun,” wrote student Deepthy Shekhar. “Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited our little center and taught students in Bangalore... Read full article
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'The Best Business'

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India on February 2. Ven. Sarah Thresher recently shared some of Rinpoche’s advice for practice during the first 15 days of Tibetan New Year:


We are now in the 15 days of Tibetan New Year, Losar, when Buddha performed miracles... Read full article
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News from Jamyang Mindrol-ling Study Group

Staff from Jamyang Mindrol-ling, a study group in Coventry, United Kingdom reports:


With the current interest in mindfulness meditation growing, Jamyang Mindrol-ling has launched a new meditation group which meets twice a month in Coventry. The aim is to root the practice firmly in... Read full article
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Transforming Suffering into Happiness

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave the following advice to a student who said he felt like a magnet for bad situations, people and environments:


I’m going to tell you what Kadampa Geshe Khamlungpa said in regards to attracting bad situations like a magnet: “Even this present small suffering... Read full article
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The Benefits of Working for the Guru

Each year Lama Zopa Rinpoche receives about 1500 letters and emails. In his responses to these letters, Rinpoche may offer essential advice, thanks and, if requested, life practices. Here is one letter Rinpoche sent in 2014, thanking a student who had worked for many years at a number of FPMT... Read full article
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Rinpoche's Heartfelt Wish to Help Others

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Root Institute in Bodhgaya, India, on February 2. Ven. Sarah Thresher recently shared news of some of Rinpoche’s beneficial activities during the first 15 days of Tibetan New Year:


Following another all-night prayer session, Rinpoche went early to bless... Read full article
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Ganden Buddhist Meditation Centre Celebrates First Gelug Prayer Book in Latvian

Center director Agnese Bishofa from Ganden Buddhist Mediation Centre in Latvia sent Mandala some exciting news about their 10th anniversary and the completion of the first Gelug prayer book in Latvian:


We are happy to announce the release of the first ever compilation of prayers and... Read full article
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Protecting Your Mind by Protecting Karma [Video]

In late November and early December 2014, Lama Zopa Rinpoche taught as part of the annual month-long Kopan course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Rinpoche’s teachings covered a variety of subjects. What follows is an excerpt from a lightly edited transcript and video extract:


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Freeing All Beings from Suffering

As Lama Zopa Rinpoche travels throughout the world, he always takes time to emphasize the activities we can do to benefit animals, which is one of Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT. In an excerpt from “Liberating Animals from the Dangers of Death,” Rinpoche offers the... Read full article
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Ven. Ann McNeil Passes Away

Ven. Ann McNeil, one of Lama Yeshe’s and Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s most senior Western students, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015, in British Columbia, Canada. Known as Anila Ann, she became a student of Lama Yeshe in 1970, when she met him in Kathmandu, Nepal. She ordained the... Read full article
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Dharma Double Feature in Canada


On January 25, Lama Yeshe Ling, an FPMT center serving the greater Toronto area in Ontario, Canada, hosted a screening of two documentary films featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama – Dalai Lama Awakening and Compassion in Action – with question and answer discussion with director Khashyar... 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.