FPMT News Around the World
Mandala is putting the finishing touches on its next issue, which features a new interview with Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la). While Khadro-la was visiting the FPMT International Office in Portland in June, she agreed to a second interview with us. (The first can be found in the January-March 2009 issue.) Managing editor Laura Miller asked Khadro-la to talk about her connection with and service to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, offer advice to female practitioners and share her thoughts for the development of FPMT.
Khadro-la also spoke briefly on a project she is working on with Lama Zopa Rinpoche to build two stupas on the West Coast of the United States. Her hope is that the stupas will minimize any potential damage from earthquakes that may possibly occur in the region. It has become an utmost priority for FPMT to support this project, and anyone can help through Stupas to Minimize Harm from the Elements.
Other stories in the October-December 2012 issue include a profile of Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, the world’s first female geshe; an excerpt from the just released book How to Practice Dharma: Teachings on the Eight Worldly Dharmas by Lama Zopa Rinpoche; and news of events and activities important to the international FPMT community.
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With 158 centers, projects and services around the globe, there is always news on FPMT activities, teachers and events. Mandala hopes to share as many of these timely stories as possible. If you have news you would like to share, please let us know.