- This Issue
- Mandala eZine December 2011
- Mandala eZine August 2011
- Mandala eZine May 2011
- Mandala eZine February 2011
- Mandala eZine December 2010
- Mandala eZine August 2010
- Mandala eZine May 2010
- Mandala eZine February 2010
- Mandala eZine December 2009
- Mandala eZine August 2009
- Mandala eZine May 2009
- Mandala eZine February 2009
- Mandala eZine December 2008
FPMT study group Choe Khor Sum Ling in Bangalore is an active community in South India, founded at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to “offer this cultural treasure [Buddhadharma] back to the people of the land of its origin.” Shanti Gopinath, center member, updates Mandala on the group’s latest news:
“April 2013 was an action-packed month at Choe Khor Sum Ling. We were extremely honored when Khangser Rinpoche, one of the great lharampa geshes, adorned with boundless compassion and endowed with convincing speech in accordance with the modern world view, accepted our request to teach. On April 21, Rinpoche gave a talk on ‘Nothing Exists Inherently, Yet Everything Exists Dependently.’ Khangser Rinpoche, in his unique, humorous and fluid style, taught us how our destiny is in our own hands. The interactive session gave us a deep-level understanding of overcoming our afflictions and finding lasting happiness in the toughest of situations. The teaching was followed by a Vajrasattva initiation on April 22. Not only did Rinpoche take us through the ritual, but also explained the ceremonial prayers and meditations that were involved.
“Our precious Sera Je teacher, Ven. Gyalten Rabten, conducted Guru Puja and the second session of Buddhist Meditation 101 on April 27-28.
“As a center we’ve also introduced three brand new weekend courses: FPMT Education Services’ Discovering Buddhism (We wish to thank them for the precious opportunity, their guidance and tremendous support.); a course on Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend composed by Arya Nagarjuna for King Gautamiputra; and Mind Training in the Great Way, designed around the Wheel of Sharp Weapons. Our adept teachers – Vens. Tenzin Namdak, Tenzin Legtsok and Tenzin Namjong – engaged in geshe studies at Sera Je Monastic University, will be leading the new courses.”
In February, Choe Khor Sum Ling had the honor of hosting Tenzin Ösel Hita. His videoed talk, “How to Understand Our Reality from the Universal Point of View,” is available on mandala.fpmt.org.
Discover Choe Khor Sum Ling’s YouTube channel and find more talks from visiting teachers, including Khangser Rinpoche and Ven. Thubten Chodron.
If you like what you read on Mandala, consider becoming a Friend of FPMT, which supports our work. Friends of FPMT at the Basic level and higher receive the print magazine Mandala, delivered quarterly to their homes.
Subscribe to our Feed
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-4702
Office Telephone: (503) 808-1588
Toll free [US only]: (866) 808-3302
Fax: (503) 232-0557
About Mandala Publications
Mandala Publications is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international charitable organization founded by two Tibetan Buddhist masters, Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT is a vibrant international community, with a network of 160 affiliate centers, projects and services, and members in more than 30 countries.
Mandala print magazine is published in January, April, July and October. Mandala is available via the Friends of FPMT program.