COVER: Kopan nuns in ritual dress awaiting Jangtse Chöje Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche on the final day of the Monlam prayer festival, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, March 2017. Photo by Matt Lindén.

Mandala July-December 2017 is in the mail!

In the issue 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!

While you wait for your copy, Mandala is highlighting several online pieces for you to enjoy now, including:

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