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Statues of 18 Arhats Installed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery

In late May, Thubten Shedrup Ling Monasatery near Bendigo, Australia, received and installed a shipment of solid marble statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and the 18 Arhats carved in Vietnam. The entire project was sponsored by Quang Minh Buddhist Temple, a ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Meets Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche

On June 4, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, and Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche invited Lama Zopa Rinpoche for lunch at Satsam Chorten in Paro, Bhutan. Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche is the previous Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s ...

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Materials for Benefiting Animals

Animal liberation is a specific practice done for animals which would otherwise be killed. The practice involves taking the animals-in-danger around holy objects to leave positive imprints in their minds, reciting mantras for them, blessing water to sprinkle onto their ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Thimphu, Bhutan

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Visit to Thimphu, Bhutan

On June 1, 2016, Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Ven. Roger Kunsang, CEO of FPMT, Inc. and Rinpoche’s assistant, described the trip: “On a mountain above Thimphu is an extraordinary 169-foot (52-meter) statue of Buddha Shakyamuni ...

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Continual Offering of Lights to Holy Objects

Through the Puja Fund, Lama Zopa Rinpoche sponsors continuous light offerings to two precious statues in Mongolia and India. Electricity is sponsored for lotus light offerings to all the holy objects on the altar at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia. ...

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New Merit Box Grants Awarded Around the World

The International Merit Box Project has reached its 15th year, and 21 new Merit Box grants totaling US$33,500 were awarded in May for qualified projects and initiatives spanning six countries. The funding for the grants comes from a year’s worth ...

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10 Million Have Visited Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

“The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace has reached a huge milestone –10 million people have now visited the Jade Buddha in the last seven years,” reported project staff. “The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace is still on the world tour, ...

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Rinpoche Visits Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang in Bhutan

On the May 28, Rinpoche visited Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, a Buddhist stupa-shaped temple in Western Bhutan between Paro and Dopchari valleys, built by Thangtong Gyalpo in 1421 (or 1433 depending on the source) to counteract malevolent spirits. Thangtong Gyalpo (1385–1464), ...

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Supporting Sera Je Monastery’s Ngari Khangtsen

While at Sera Je Monastery recently, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was requested to help Ngari Khangtsen raise money needed to build extended accommodation for this community. Each khangtsen (hostel in Tibetan) is linked to a region in Tibet and has to ...

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Welcome to the June FPMT International Office e-News

The June edition of our FPMT International Office e-News is out now – we hope you enjoy it. This month you’ll find: Grants awarded from the Merit Box, Supporting Elderly Tibetan Refugees, Thank you from our Work a Day for ...

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Garsha Drink Offering Practice

Eating and drinking is an essential part of daily life for most living beings. By taking a few minutes to offer what we are about to consume, we can create merit and transform a seemingly mundane activity into a blessing. ...

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Rinpoche Makes Pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan

On May 31, Lama Zopa Rinpoche made a special pilgrimage to Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a very special temple complex associated with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) on the steep cliffsides of the upper Paro valley. According to legend, in the 8th ...

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