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In Mandala July-December 2017, we
share news from Kopan Monastery—where the seed of FPMT first
sprouted—including a story on the enthronement of Thubten Rigsel
Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Kopan Monastery’s former abbot, the
beloved Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel; a report on the two Kopan
nuns receiving their geshema degrees; and a look at the state of
Buddhism in the Himalayas. We also explore the transformative power of
ritual with a collection of pieces: a teaching on the benefits of ritual by
Lama Lhundrup, an interview with scholar José Cabezón, and personal
stories from five Western monks studying at Sera Je in India. Plus,
teachings from Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoches, new photos, interviews
and much more!