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Stupas Made at Chenrezig Institute on Holy Days

For many years, Chenrezig Institute in Eudlo, Australia, has hosted stupa-making sessions on the four holy days of the Tibetan calendar and the finished stupas reside in the center’s gompa. Chenrezig Institute estimates that 2,000 stupas have been created in ...

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Tenzin Ösel Hita Spends Time in Southeast Asia

Tenzin Ösel Hita Spends Time in Southeast Asia

Tenzin Ösel Hita recently spent time in Southeast Asia. In March he was in Singapore to attend the long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche organized by Amitabha Buddhist Centre. He then traveled to Malaysia later in the month to ...

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Compassion and Humility Are So Important

Tenzin Ösel Hita occasionally shares his insights and experiences on Facebook. Here Ösel discusses why compassion and humility are so important to put into practice: People tend to judge others, especially when they don’t know much about them. We tend ...

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Rebuilding Efforts Continue at Lawudo Retreat Centre

The Lawudo Retreat Centre, situated high in the Himalayan mountains of eastern Nepal, holds particular significance for FPMT. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama, Lama Kunzang Yeshe, who lived and practiced in Lawudo until his passing ...

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Elevator Sponsored at Sera Lachi for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Elderly Monks

Recently when Lama Zopa Rinpoche was visiting Sera Je Monastery, he was requested to help with a new elevator at Sera Lachi. Sera Lachi is made up of Sera Je and Sera Mey Monasteries in southern India. 6,000 monks study ...

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Grant Offered to Land of Calm Abiding Retreat Center

Land of Calm Abiding, a 485-acre (196-hectare) wilderness ranch in Big Sur, California, is dedicated to supporting long-term solitary retreats. The property was gifted by Mary Alice Baldwin in 1995. Located miles from any human settlement and surrounded by thousands ...

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Food Offered to Monks Studying at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia

For the last few years Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been offering the food for the monks studying at Idgaa Choizinling College in Mongolia. Recently US$5,564 was offered to cover the costs of offering lunch to all of the thirty-five monks ...

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Reciting the Sutra of Golden Light in Support of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is for students to recite the Sutra of Golden Light for world peace. Specifically, Rinpoche has said, “The most beneficial thing to have peace and to stop the wars is reciting ...

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Twenty-five Years of Offering Meals to the Monks of Sera Je Monastery

Since 1991, the Sera Je Food Fund has been offering three meals a day to every monk studying at Sera Je Monastery. Some monks do not need to rely on this service due to various reasons such as having personal ...

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Grant Offered to Rolwaling Sangag Choling Monastery to Rebuild Gompa

Grant Offered to Rolwaling Sangag Choling Monastery to Rebuild Gompa

Thanks to the kindness of a generous benefactor who provided a grant, the Social Services Fund was able to recently offer US$173,599 to Rolwaling Sangag Choling Monastery for the rebuilding of their gompa. Rolwaling Monastery is the main monastery in ...

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The Sera Je Food Fund Kitchen Offers Bread and Rice for 30,000

The Sera Je Food Fund Kitchen Offers Bread and Rice for 30,000

Over 30,000 people, including monks from surrounding monasteries, packed into Tashi Lhunpo Monastery for the last of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Jangchup Lamrim teachings in South India in late December 2015. The Sera Je Food Fund Kitchen prepared rice ...

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Food Offered to Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

Food Offered to Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

For the fourth year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Social Services Fund, has offered food every day of the year to the school children and staff of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India. This year, 46 school children, 16 teachers and ...

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