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Support for Social Services at Root Institute Continues

For the past six years, due to the kindness of one main benefactor, the FPMT Social Services project has been able to offer substantial grants toward the amazing projects of Root Institute, India, which directly benefit underprivileged individuals in the ...

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Investing in Retreat Houses for Geshes in Chailsa, Nepal

Chailsa is in Solu Khumbu, north-eastern Nepal, the district where Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born. Chailsa is in the southern part of the district. In May, Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery for a month and visited ...

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Ven. Tsering Comments on Fifteen Years of Writing out the Prajnaparamita Sutra

In March we reported that Ven. Tsering has entered his fifteenth year of writing out the Prajnaparamita Sutra in gold ink on archival quality rainbow paper as a means to create the karma needed to build the large Maitreya Buddha ...

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Grant Offered to New Stupa Being Built in Thame, Solo Khumbu, Nepal

A large stupa is being built in Thame in the Solo Khumbu district of Nepal to replace one that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The new stupa, which will stand nearly 44 feet tall with a base measuring 56 ...

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Ongoing Prayers, Practices, Offerings, Holy Object Creation, and Animal Blessings at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s USA Residences

Resident Sangha at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s residences in Washington State and California, USA, offer weekly animal liberation practice and charity for ants, extensive daily offering practices, make tsa-tsas and stupas daily, and engage in nightly Dharma protector practices and sur ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita’s 2017 European Tour [Video]

During the first three months of 2017, Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, toured European FPMT centers giving talks to hundreds of eager students. The tour began on January 25 at Maitreya Instituut Amsterdam in ...

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Rejoicing in Another Year of Meals Offered to the Poor and Homeless in Mongolia

Lamp of the Path NGO, a project of FPMT Mongolia, has been offering free meals and a regular free health clinic to the poor and homeless living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for many years. In 2016, 21,000 meals were offered to ...

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The Puja Fund Sponsors Pujas and Offerings to Holy Objects Every Month

Every month the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; the removal of obstacles to all FPMT Dharma activities; FPMT students; benefactors of every FPMT center, service, and project, as ...

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Investing in the Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled in Bylakuppe, India

Last year, the Social Services Fund offered several grants to elderly homes in India occupied by Tibetan refugees. Without such facilities, many elderly, first-wave Tibetan refugees, who often are without families of their own, have little prospect of accommodation or ...

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Skies of Merit on Saka Dawa, June 9

Each year on Saka Dawa—the celebration of Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana—Buddhist practitioners around the world engage in many auspicious and merit-making activities such as personally devoting oneself to the path; sponsoring beneficial pujas, practices, and prayers; and making ...

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Support Offered to the Central Tibetan Administration in Bangalore

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is an organization based in India with the stated goals of “rehabilitating Tibetan refugees and restoring freedom and happiness in Tibet.” The CTA attends to the welfare of the Tibetan exile community in India, who ...

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Life-Saving Surgeries for the Dear Animals in Nepal

In March of this year, Tree of Compassion brought veterinarian Dr. Howard Ralph to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal to perform critical surgeries on animals who would otherwise suffer and die without them. The visit also gave Dr. Howard ...

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