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Community Services in the FPMT
… If you, as a Buddhist organization, were able to do more in the fields of education, health, and counseling for the resolution of family and community problems, it would be of great benefit. This would mean … simply using the techniques or messages of the Buddhadharma to try to solve problems through social service for the welfare of the society.
A unique aspect of the Mahayana path is its focus on serving others out of loving kindness and concern. All FPMT centers, projects and services exist because of this attitude: they serve their local communities by providing access to Buddha’s teachings, which can, if applied sincerely, liberate each of us from all frustrations and suffering, and lead us to lasting peace and happiness – enlightenment.
Many FPMT centers, projects and services provide practical service for their local or international community: see the listing below.
Animal Care | Charitable Projects | Community Centers | Health Care Projects
Holy Objects | Hospice Services | Prayers for the Dead | Prisoner Support
Schools| Social/Ecological Projects | Tibetan Welfare
- One meal
- Basic medical attention
- Educational programs to 50 or more underprivileged people of the surrounding district in the outskirts of Ulaan Baatar five days a week.
- MAITRI Charitable Trust Help in the eradication of leprosy, the treatment of TB, the medical assistance and care for expecting mothers and new born babies, the rescuing of starved small children, the education of children in rural areas, and the rescuing and care of animals in Bodhgaya, India by making a donation today to the MAITRI Charitable Trust.
- Shakyamuni Buddha Community Health Care Centre originated in 1991, when Lama Zopa Rinpoche, one of his Gurus and a group of westerners found an old man lying in the road covered in flies and close to death, took him back to Root Institute and nurtured him until he died peacefully some six months later. The charitable clinic has evolved into a multi-service entity, a grass-roots poly-clinic. The Health Care Centre now employs a team of 18 and offers a wide range of medical services.
- The Maya Daya Medical Clinic was established by Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1992 with the aim to provide proper health-care services to the population living around Kopan Monastery and in neighbouring villages. Prior to its inception there was no hospital nor clinic in the area, and people had to go on long journeys to receive medical treatment. Maya Daya Clinic is open 3 days a week, 2 hours each day. There are a Nepali doctor and two dedicated Kopan monks as the Clinic staff. Since it opened its doors to the public, Maya Daya Clinic has received thousands of local patients, monks and nuns among them.
- Extensive Offerings Around the World
Photos of amazingly beautiful offerings for you to include in your visualisations when making your own offerings.
- Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour
- More information about holy objects
Hospice means providing emotional support and companionship for those facing life threatening illnesses. The following hospices assist the terminally ill and their families through loving kindness and qualified health care.
Karuna Hospice Service, Australia
Cittamani Hospice Service, Australia
Pure Land of Medicine Buddha, Denmark
Amitabha Hospice Service, New Zealand
Amitabha Buddhist Center – Hospice Under The Care of Amitabha Buddha, Singapore
Nagarjuna Madrid – Potala Hospice, Spain
Kasih Hospice Care, Malaysia
Tara Home, USA
Prayers for the Dead
FPMT’s prayer service for those who have died in the last 49 days.
Many centers around the world offer prisoner support via the Liberation Prison Project program. The Liberation Prison Project program includes writing to and visiting prisoners, providing Dharma teachings and offering advice about spiritual practice.
Socially and Ecologically-focused
MAITRI Trust Village School Program
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How Can You Help?
- Volunteer your time and skills.
Why not contact the center closest to you and offer your help?
- Make a donation.
All FPMT centers, projects and services operate as non-profits, and depend upon the generosity of supporters and members to survive. If you are interested in contributing financially to the development of a project, please contact the project organizers directly so that they can give you more details of their needs and how you can contribute. Many will be able to issue a tax-deductible receipt for your donation. To find specific contact information click on a link above.
Statements of Appreciation
No words can really completely capture the joyous feelings in my heart when I think of how Rinpoche and FPMT has benefited so many thousands of people these past twenty, thirty years. …Thank you everyone and most of all thank you to Rinpoche for opening my eyes and my mind to the true meaning and purpose of my life.
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