FPMT » Projects http://fpmt.org Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:14:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kopan Helping Hands Work Continues Despite Danger and Difficultyhttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/kopan-helping-hands-work-continues-despite-danger-and-difficulty/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/kopan-helping-hands-work-continues-despite-danger-and-difficulty/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:30:04 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=45245 ... Read full article]]> Recent efforts of Kopan Helping Hands has been in the Dolakha District in Northeast Nepal. This district has been most affected by the earthquake and is very difficult to obtain access to. Photo courtesy of Kopan Facebook page.

Recent efforts of Kopan Helping Hands have been in the Dolakha District in Northeast Nepal. This district has been most affected by the earthquake and is very difficult to obtain access to. Photo courtesy of Kopan Facebook page.

Kopan Monastery and Nunnery have been actively involved since the very beginning with relief efforts for those devastated by the Nepal earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, set up by FPMT International Office at the request of Ven. Roger Kunsang immediately following the earthquake, has been offering grants to the work of Kopan Helping Hands which continues to offer ongoing aid to those in need, despite danger and difficulty. 

Geshe Thubten Jinpa continues to help with the relief efforts and keep up on updates regarding the work of Kopan Helping Hands. In a recent report, he outlined that 66 pounds of rice, cooking oil and salt was offered to families from 481 collapsed households in Dolakha District, Northeast Nepal. He reported that individuals walked twelve miles to the distribution center to collect this aid. Kopan Helping Hands was also able to offer each family 300 Nepalese Rupees for traveling expenses. 

Recently Kopan Helping Hands has been able to help families from over 3,705 households in the Kathmandu surrounding districts, offering bulk food items such as rice, cooking oil, salt and mattresses and also covering traveling expenses for the families to get the aid.

Birds-eye view of the devastation of the Dolakha District f Nepal where Kopan Helping Hands is currently focusing relief efforts toward. Photo courtesy of Kopan Facebook page.

Birds-eye view of the devastation of the Dolakha District of Nepal where Kopan Helping Hands is currently focusing relief efforts toward. Photo courtesy of Kopan Facebook page.

Geshe Jinpa explains: 

Our current major working area is in Dolakha District. It is the most affected area and road access to whole region was disrupted for a very long time after the earthquake. As soon as the road accessibility was possible the monsoon season began and the delivery of the relief became tough. We had to find the needed materials in local markets and some needed to place orders from outside the city and even from India. Things are then imported to Kathmandu in bigger lorries and shifted to the affected area. Not all destinations can be reached by road so items are transported by smaller vehicle up to where there is the accessibility of the road. Road to the villages are very primary it can be disrupted at any moment. If we have rain for a day landslides will occur everywhere and the vehicles get stuck in the mud. So we must load and unload the things, pushing and pulling of trucks is needed for every single delivery. The trucks, which carry the supply, got stuck in the landslide for two days and we managed to clear the road using another dodger. Four of our monks are stationed in one of most dangerous places since last week and they keep on work of distribution despite heavy rain and fear of landslides and flood. They have to be on the field to collect the data of affected people and find a most effective place for the distribution and called people from villages to the distribution center. Some people even have to walk for days to receive the relief materials. Our volunteer monks on the ground are struggling to make distributions swift and effective while coordinating with  local people and authorities.

Despite all of this, Kopan Helping Hands continues to offer this much needed support to those in dire need. Please rejoice in this inspiring and courageous effort by the monks and nuns of Kopan who are working extremely hard and tirelessly for the benefit of others. 

Thank you also to all the kind donors who are helping to make this aid possible.


To learn more and offer support to FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, which will be used for immediate relief and rebuilding: https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfundid.

Kopan Monastery is accepting donations for their ongoing work, mention “Kopan Helping Hands” in the comments: http://www.kopanmonastery.com/earthquake

For “Prayers and Practice for Earthquake in Nepal,” see:
http://fpmt.org/edu-news/prayers-and-practices-for-earthquake-in-nepal/

For continuing updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake, please visit our “Updates from Nepal after the Earthquake”page:
http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/

 

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Pujas for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Long Life Sponsoredhttp://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/pujas-for-lama-zopa-rinpoches-long-life-sponsored/ http://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/pujas-for-lama-zopa-rinpoches-long-life-sponsored/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:30:43 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=45203 ... Read full article]]> Kopan Sangha performing the pujas that high lamas recommended for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long life. Photo courtesy of Kopan Monastery Facebook.

Kopan Sangha performing the pujas recommended for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life. Photo courtesy of Kopan Monastery.

Every year, Ven. Roger Kunsang, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s faithful assistant for 29 years and CEO of FPMT Inc. checks with high lamas about any pujas that are needed to be done for the health and long life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

In March Ven. Roger Kunsang checked for 2015 and based on the advice received a number of pujas were arranged such as:

  • Sixteen Arhats  Long Life Puja
  • Namgyäl Tong Chö (One thousand sets of offerings to Buddha Namgyälma)
  • Dartok Sersum
  • Tse Drub
Extensive offerings carefully arranged for the pujas offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's long life.

Extensive offerings carefully arranged for the pujas offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long life.

These pujas were sponsored by the Puja Fund and the Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Long Life Puja Fund and offered on behalf of the entire FPMT organization. 

Thanks to the Kopan Sangha for offering these pujas. 

May these pujas create the cause for Lama Zopa Rinpoche to have perfect health and a very long life. 

All are welcome to participate in the offering of these pujas by donating any amount to the Puja Fund or the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Long Life Puja Fund.

You can learn more about the Puja Fund the activities of the Long Life Puja Fund or any FPMT’s Charitable Projects.

 

 

 

 

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Grants for Shelter and Food in Remote Nepal Villages Offeredhttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/grants-for-shelter-and-food-in-remote-nepal-villages-offered/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/grants-for-shelter-and-food-in-remote-nepal-villages-offered/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:30:02 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=45116 ... Read full article]]> An additional US$50,000 was recently sent to help support several Nepal villages devastated by the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

An additional US$50,000 was recently sent to help support several Nepal villages devastated by the April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund was pleased to offer an additional US$50,000 toward essential relief to several Nepal villages. 

Initial aid had been offered to these areas last month, but the need was underestimated and this additional grant continues to provide essential food necessities and basic shelter to many individuals and families who desperately need it. This and the previous grant was used to buy tarpaulins (tent material used for the many who are without shelter) for those in the Khumjung area (made up of four different villages), as well as for those in Thame (Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthplace).

The grant was also used for the cost of transportation, renting air cargo planes from Kathmandu to Lukla and then renting helicopters to bring the aid from Lukla to Khumjung and Thame.  Charok Lama also went along to deliver some of this aid, demonstrating his extraordinary compassion in action.

Between this recent aid and that previously offered, 346 families and 3,000 individuals have been offered essential relief. 

 

Air cargo will go from Kathmandu to Lukla and then helicopters will bring packages of aid from Lukla to Khumjung and Thame.

Air cargo will go from Kathmandu to Lukla and then helicopters will bring packages of aid from Lukla to Khumjung and Thame.

Thanks to all the very kind donors who have helped make this essential aid possible through your generosity. If you would like to contribute toward this ongoing support to those in need in Nepal, you are welcome to offer any amount to the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund.


To learn more and offer support to FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fundwhich will be used for immediate relief and rebuilding: https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfund

For “Prayers and Practice for Earthquake in Nepal,” see:
http://fpmt.org/edu-news/prayers-and-practices-for-earthquake-in-nepal/

For continuing updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake, please visit our “Updates from Nepal after the Earthquake” page:
http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/

 

 

 

 

 

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Nepal Earthquake Support Fund Continues to Offer Grantshttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/nepal-earthquake-support-fund-continues-to-offer-grants/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/nepal-earthquake-support-fund-continues-to-offer-grants/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:31 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=45084 ... Read full article]]> Losang Namgyal Rinpoche continues to offer essential support to those in need. Photo courtesy of Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation Facebook page.

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche continues to offer essential support to those in need. Photo courtesy of Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation Facebook page.

The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund continues to offer support to organizations who are benefiting those effected by the April 25, 2015 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent 7.3 magnitude aftershock which occurred in May 12.

The fund recently granted US$50,000 to the amazing work that Losang Namgyal Rinpoche is doing, through his NRFoundation, to help the Tamang people after the earthquake. The Tamang are one of the largest ethnic groups in Nepal.

500 zinc sheets (for metal roofing) have been offered to families with no shelter. Photo courtesty of Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation Facebook page.

500 zinc sheets (for metal roofing) have been offered to families with no shelter. Photo courtesty of Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation Facebook page.

Specifically, this grant will be used for 1,000 tarpaulins (for waterproof cover), 500 zinc sheets (for roofing), and for the transportation of mini trucks to deliver the supplies to 1,500 households in about 15 villages.

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche has continued to offer an incredible amount of aid. Recently, the NRFoundation sponsored a blanket distribution to the Goljung village and offered food to the village of Syabru Besi, both in Rasuwa district near the Nepal and Tibet border. Metal roofing sheets were distributed to two severely destroyed villages of Dolakha.

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche also helped with a temporary residence for the nuns of H.E. Drukpa Rimpoche ‘s Bhiku Nunnery which is in a very remote area of Dolakha where it has been impossible for the nuns to stay since the earthquake.

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche is now focusing on the second phase of his three-phase relief work, which is referred to as RESCUE, RELIEF, REBUILD, by providing shelter against the coming monsoons to those in need.

Losang Namgyal Rinpoche reports:

Now we are getting more zinc sheets and tarpaulin for temporary shelter, as monsoon is starting soon. We are trying to reach out to villages. When monsoon starts we may not be able to reach remote areas for some months. After monsoon season, we will start rebuilding houses, school and monasteries.

“Due to the kindness of our donors and the selflessness and hard work of our volunteers, over the last month we have provided more than 100 metric tons of food and more than 800 tents and blankets. Yet, the need is still great as the Nepali people now face the threat of malnutrition and disease! The most vulnerable are the children who have suffered greatly psychologically and physically. Now we are also focusing on providing vitamin supplements to the children and mothers.

Through Kopan Helping Hands, blankets have been offered to about 1,200 families.

Through Kopan Helping Hands, blankets have been offered to about 1,200 families.

The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund also just granted US$50,000 to support the amazing work of Kopan Helping Hands. This money will specifically be used for things such as food essentials, shelter and blankets to about 1,200 families and zinc sheets (for metal roofing) to about 72 families, as well as the transport costs to deliver the aid. Please rejoice in the incredible and compassionate work being done by Kopan Monastery and Nunnery. Please look for a full report of their recent work in an upcoming blog.

You can help the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund continue to be able to offer this essential funding by contributing any amount to the fund.


To learn more and offer support to FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, which will be used for immediate relief and rebuilding: https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfund

You can donate directly to the NRFoundation to support Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s relief aid.

Kopan Monastery is accepting donations for their ongoing work, mention “Kopan Helping Hands” in the comments: http://www.kopanmonastery.com/earthquake

For “Prayers and Practice for Earthquake in Nepal,” see:
http://fpmt.org/edu-news/prayers-and-practices-for-earthquake-in-nepal/

For continuing updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake, please visit our “Updates from Nepal after the Earthquake” page:
http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/

 

 

 

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Tenzin Ösel Hita Talks to North American Regional Meetinghttp://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/osel-news/tenzin-osel-hita-talks-to-north-american-regional-meeting/ http://fpmt.org/fpmt-community-news/osel-news/tenzin-osel-hita-talks-to-north-american-regional-meeting/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:30:00 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=43938 ... Read full article]]> North American Regional Meeting participants with Ösel at Maitripa College, May 12, 2015.

North American Regional Meeting participants with Ösel at Maitripa College, May 12, 2015.

In May of 2013, participants of the North American Regional Meeting, which took place in Portland, OR, were delighted to hear a motivating talk from Tenzin Ösel Hita. In this talk, Ösel shares his wisdom on many topics such as the FPMT organization, how to work harmoniously with others, how to think about offering service, and he fields questions from the audience. 

“Life sometimes puts tests, brings tests. So in those situations we have to keep our cool, not think selfishly, we have to be humble, we have to be open, we have to work together as a community. In that way we create a harmonious community, we create the foundation so that other people are attracted to that energy. And then, slowly, slowly, keep growing, growing, growing…. Many people think the purpose of life is to have a good job, to have a family, nice car, and then have some heritage to give to the children. And basically they struggle their whole life like that. And then when it is about time and they see they will pass away soon, they start having stress, about ‘Wow… What have I done with my life?’ 

The Big Love Fund was established to provide financial resources to support the educational endeavors of Ösel.

 

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Kopan Helping Hands Continues to Offer Essential Aid in Nepalhttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/kopan-helping-hands-continues-to-offer-essential-aid-in-nepal/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/kopan-helping-hands-continues-to-offer-essential-aid-in-nepal/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 16:30:58 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=44533 ... Read full article]]> Aid was offered to the 11 most affected districts in Nepal following the initial earthquake, aftershocks, and second earthquake.

Aid was offered to the 11 most affected districts in Nepal following the initial earthquake, aftershocks, and second earthquake.

Immediately following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, causing extensive devastation, the monks and nuns of Kopan Monastery and Nunnery (which were both badly damaged) did not hesitate to spring into action by establishing Kopan Helping Hands to help those in need with emergency aid.  Here we share Geshe Thubten Jinpa’s recent report about the highlights of the relief offered since the time of the earthquake, subsequent aftershocks, and second large earthquake on May 12. 

5,385 families have been offered food and temporary housing through Kopan Helping Hands.

5,385 families have been offered food and temporary housing through Kopan Helping Hands.

 

Kopan Helping Hands Relief Work Highlights

  • A blood donation program was conducted immediately following the first earthquake by Kopan Sangha in cooperation with local hospital and a blood bank in Kathmandu.
  • Sangha members cleared the debris and blocked road around Kopan so that the rescue operations could be performed.
  • Cooked meals were served to the patients and the families in the local hospitals who were affected by the quake.
  • Drinking water was supplied to the various parts of the city where the normal water supply had been disrupted.
  • Sangha members kept the surroundings free of garbage in order to eliminated post-earthquake health hazards.
  • Special prayer sessions were held every evening at the monastery for those who had lost their lives and for the grieving family members. The first week of prayer was led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
  • Aid was able to reach the 11 most affected districts in Nepal despite all the challenges and the risk of their own lives as there were constant landslides and the roads were misshapen. In addition, heavy rain poured throughout the journeys and the volunteers had to travel on the back of fully loaded trucks to reach 45 Village Development Committees outside the Kathmandu Valley. 
  • 5,385 families were directly benefited with shelter, blankets, rice, dahl, cooking oil and other staples.
  • 100 large tarpaulin tents were given to the Gompa Preservation and Development Committee of the Nepal Government to be handed out to damaged gompas in rural areas. 
  • Blankets were given to 580 families.
  • Clothing was distributed to more than 1,800 individuals.
  • Three days of free medical camps were organized in the five most affected rural areas. They were helped by Kopan Sangha with medical training and other experienced volunteers.  
  • An emergency medial team was airlifted 2.6 miles (4,180 meters) above sea level to treat patients under critical circumstances. 

This aid is ongoing and will continue. Please rejoice in this tremendous effort and kindness! FPMT International Office established the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund to help with efforts such as this and will continue to support the work of Kopan’s Helping Hands. Thanks to all donors who have offered to this fund as it enables us to contribute in this way. 


Kopan Monastery is accepting donations directly for their relief work, mention “Kopan Helping Hands” in the comments: http://www.kopanmonastery.com/earthquake

To learn more and offer support to FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fundwhich will be used for immediate relief and rebuilding: https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfund

For “Prayers and Practice for Earthquake in Nepal,” see:
http://fpmt.org/edu-news/prayers-and-practices-for-earthquake-in-nepal/

For continuing updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake, please visit our “Updates from Nepal after the Earthquake” page:
http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/

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Please Rejoice on Saka Dawa for the Prayers and Practices Offered by 15,650 Sanghahttp://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/please-rejoice-on-saka-dawa-for-the-prayers-and-practices-offered-by-15650-sangha/ http://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/please-rejoice-on-saka-dawa-for-the-prayers-and-practices-offered-by-15650-sangha/#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 16:30:31 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=44500 ... Read full article]]> Shakyamuni Buddha with offerings, Kachoe Dechen Ling, California, USA. Photo by Chris Majors.

Shakyamuni Buddha with offerings, Kachoe Dechen Ling, California, USA. Photo by Chris Majors.

Each year on Saka Dawa (Day 15 of Month 4: Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana), the Puja Fund sponsors an extensive array of offerings and pujas. 

Please rejoice that today, on Saka Dawa, 15,650 ordained Sangha members are offering prayers for the entire FPMT organization. The Prajnaparamita and 100,000 Praises to Tara are both being recited, pujas are being offered, extensive offerings are presented to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus and holy objects in India and Tibet, among many other virtuous activities which have been advised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

You are welcome to participate in all of this beneficial activity (which is multiplied in virtue by one hundred million during Saka Dawa month, according to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic) by mentally offering or rejoicing in these practices. 

You can also think of all the offerings (water, lights, fruit) that are being made in all the FPMT centers around the world, as well as all the practices that are happening over Saka Dawa. For example, the Kopan nuns are currently doing four nyung näs, outside, due to the aftershocks that are still happening in Nepal. There is so much to rejoice in today. Happy Saka Dawa!

The Puja Fund was established by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to provide resources for continuous pujas dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to the success of all the FPMT centers, projects, services, students, benefactors and those serving the organization in any way. You can learn more about the Puja Fund, or FPMT’s other extensive charitable activity

 

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Support Continues for Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s Ongoing Work in Nepalhttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/support-continues-for-losang-namgyal-rinpoches-ongoing-work-in-nepal/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/support-continues-for-losang-namgyal-rinpoches-ongoing-work-in-nepal/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 18:54:10 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=44427 ... Read full article]]> Food, medicine, and now temporary shelter is being offered to 5,000 families in need in Nepal.

Food, medicine, and now temporary shelter is being offered to 5,000 families in need in Nepal.

The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund has been contributing to the work of Losang Namgyal Rinpoche’s Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund. Losang Namgyal Rinpoche, a Kopan Rinpoche and a high lama for the Tamang people, has been coordinating with Kopan on relief work and leading efforts to provide much needed short and long term aid to victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal which destroyed more than 500,000 houses and 2,000 gompas and stupas, in about 14 districts. 

Providing essential food and medicine supplies to 5,000 families was the first priority in terms of short term aid. The second phase of support, which is now underway, is to help with temporary shelter. Tarpaulin and zinc sheets are being distributed to those who are unable to rebuild themselves due to illness, disability, old age, or lack of sufficient help. Volunteers are sent with supplies and also help to rebuild using the materials provided. The zinc sheets provide long lasting temporary roofing and can also be used for a permanent house in the future. Two bundles of sheets can provide temporary shelter through the monsoon season or until a permanent home can be rebuilt. 

Tarpaulin and zinc sheet provide temporary shelter for those who lost their homes to the earthquakes. With monsoon season fast approaching, this short term aid is desperately needed.

Tarpaulin and zinc sheet provide temporary shelter for those who lost their homes to the earthquakes. With monsoon season fast approaching, this short term aid is desperately needed.

The third phase of these efforts, which focuses on long term assistance, will be to help rebuild permanent houses, gompas, school, and other structures. The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund will try to continue to help Losang Namgyal Rinpoche with the short and long term relief being offered as well  as other beneficial projects contributing aid and rebuilding in Nepal. 


 

To learn more and offer support to FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fundwhich will be used for immediate relief and rebuilding: https://my.fpmt.org/donate/socialservicesfund

For “Prayers and Practice for Earthquake in Nepal,” see:
http://fpmt.org/edu-news/prayers-and-practices-for-earthquake-in-nepal/

For continuing updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake, please visit our “Updates from Nepal after the Earthquake” page:
http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/

 

 

 

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Offerings, Pujas, and Support to Sangha on Saka Dawa for the Benefit of the Entire FPMThttp://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/offerings-pujas-and-support-to-sangha-on-saka-dawa-for-the-benefit-of-the-entire-fpmt/ http://fpmt.org/charitable-activities/projects/retreats-and-practices/pf-news/offerings-pujas-and-support-to-sangha-on-saka-dawa-for-the-benefit-of-the-entire-fpmt/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 16:30:47 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=44296 ... Read full article]]> LZR puja 2

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing puja at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore.

Each year on Saka Dawa (Day 15 of Month 4: Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana), the Puja Fund sponsors an extensive array of offerings and pujas. The practices are done by up to 15,650 ordained Sangha and offerings are made to all of them. This year, Saka Dawa will take place on June 2

Over Saka Dawa, the Prajnaparamita will be recited along with 100,000 Praises to Tara among many other practices. Even after the devastation experienced in Nepal from the recent earthquake, Kopan Monastery and Nunnery are still doing all the practices on Saka Dawa and offerings will also be made to all the Sangha.  

Pujas and Practices During Saka Dawa

By 650 monks of Gyurme Tantric College

  • Recitation of the Prajnaparamita (three versions)

By the 400 nuns of Kopan Nunnery

  • 100,000 recitations of Praises to 21 Taras

By 6,000 monks of Sera Je and Sera Mey Monasteries

  • Druk Chu Ma (64 offerings to Kalarupa to eliminate obstacles)
  • Namgyäl Tong Chö (One thousand sets of offerings to Buddha Namgyälma)
  • Zangcho (King of Prayers)

By 3,400 monks of Gaden Jangtse and Shartse Monastery

  • Medicine Buddha Puja
  • Druk Chu Ma (64 offerings to Kalarupa to eliminate obstacles)
  • Zangcho  (King of Prayers) 

By 4,200 monks of Drepung Gomang, Loseling and Deyang Monastery

  • Druk Chu Ma (64 offerings to Kalarupa to eliminate obstacles)
  • Namgyäl Tsechog (puja offered to Buddha Namgyälma)
  • Zangcho

By 600 monks of Gyuto Tantric College

  • Namgyäl Tong Chö (One thousand sets of offerings to Buddha Namgyälma)
  • Zangcho  (King of Prayers) 

By 370 monks of Kopan Monastery

  • Medicine Buddha Puja
  • Druk Chu Ma Puja (64 offerings to Kalarupa to eliminate obstacles)

Offerings to Gurus and Sangha

HHDL LZR Sydney sittingOfferings are made to all of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s gurus, such as:

  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • His Holiness the Sakya Trizin
  • Kyabje Choden Rinpoche
  • Dhakpa Rinpoche
  • Jhado Rinpoche
  • Khongla Rato Rinpoche

Small money offering to 15,650 Sangha of:

  • Sera Je, Sera Mey
  • Gaden Jangtse and Shartse
  • Drepung Gomang, Loseling and Deyang
  • Gyuto and Gyurme Tantric Colleges
  • Kopan Monastery and Nunnery

Small money offerings are made to the Sangha at IMI international Sangha communities:

  • Nalanda Monastery, France
  • Thubten Shedrup Ling, Australia
  • Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Italy
  • Chenrezig Institute, Australia

Offerings Made to Holy Objects in India and Tibet 

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Gold is offered on Sakadawa to the precious Jowa Buddha statue in Lhasa, Tibet.

You are welcome to contribute toward these incredibly beneficial activities which are multiplied in virtue by one hundred million during Saka Dawa month, according to the Vinaya text Treasure of Quotations and Logic

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Help Offered to over 5,000 Families in Need in Nepalhttp://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/help-offered-to-5000-familes-in-need-in-rowaling-nepal/ http://fpmt.org/nepal-earthquake/help-offered-to-5000-familes-in-need-in-rowaling-nepal/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:51 +0000 http://fpmt.org/?p=44201 ... Read full article]]> Over US$50,000 worth of supplies have been offered to families and individuals in need in Rowaling, Nepal, following the earthquake devastation.

Over US$50,000 worth of supplies have been offered to families and individuals in need in Nepal, following the earthquake devastation.

Please rejoice that US$49,799 USD was raised to help those in need in Nepal. For this offering, FPMT’s Nepal Earthquake Support Fund offered US$17,543.18 (1,792,000.00 NPR), Kopan’s Helping Hands Project offered, US$11,502.92  and US$20,752.63 was raised locally. 

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This money was used for: 

  • 132,277 lb (60,000 kg) rice 
  • 1,135 tarpaulin tents
  • 13,228 lb (6,000 kg) dal
  • cooking oil 
  • transportation 

These supplies helped 5,000 families with their food supply, gave 1,135 families shelter, and provided food to 3,000 individuals. Additionally, drinking water was supplied to many parts of the city during the crisis, blankets were given to 500 families, clothing was offered to more than 1,800 people. 

Please rejoice in this incredible offering and help to those in need. Special thanks to Geshe Thubten Jinpa who helped organize this aid. With monsoon season fast approaching, help to those in need of food and shelter has become even more critical. 

You are welcome to offer any amount to the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund which is committed to continuing to offer much needed aid in Nepal during this ongoing crisis. 

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You can learn more about the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, and keep up on Updates from Nepal After the Earthquake

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