Mandala has just published its latest ebook, Creating the Sacred, which takes an in-depth look at the making of Tibetan Buddhist thangkas, prayer wheels, and statues.

This new ebook contains fourteen articles, interviews, and stories—published by Mandala between 1982 and 2017—that explore the meaning of the sacred art found at FPMT centers and how it was created. Plus, the collection contains a teaching by Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits of holy objects. While all these pieces have been previously published, many, never digitized, have until now existed only in long-forgotten print editions.

Creating the Sacred is available as a benefit to Friends of FPMT at the e-Friends level and higher and to Mandala magazine’s center packages subscribers. In becoming a Friend, you support the FPMT International Office and its wide-ranging Dharma activities.

The ebook can also be purchased through the FPMT Foundation Store, Amazon’s Kindle store, and will soon be available through Apple’s iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Aldiko, Overdrive, and other ebook outlets. 


Friend of FPMT supporters join others from around the world to contribute to the success of all of FPMT International Office’s work in advancing education, charitable projects, online resources, services to FPMT communities, and more. Mandala ebooks are one of the many benefits of joining the Friends of FPMT program.

Find Creating the Sacred in the FPMT Foundation Store:
https://shop.fpmt.org/Creating-the-Sacred-eBook_p_2961.html