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Rebuilding Kopan Monastery and Nunnery After the 2015 Earthquake

At the end of last year we reported on the extensive rebuilding needed at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery following the devastating April 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Kopan Monastery is FPMT’s most precious destinations as the very first FPMT teachings happend ...

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Grant Offered to Prayer Wheel Restoration and Water Park Construction Namche Bazaar, Nepal

The Holy Objects Fund recently offered a US$50,000 grant to the Mani Chungyur, Stupa and Water Park, a project being built in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The grant will be used ...

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Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Sponsored on Chokhor Duchen

Each year on Chokhor Duchen (commemorating Lord Buddha’s first teaching) the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings all over the world dedicated to success of the entire FPMT organization. The practices are offered by up to 15,650 monks and nuns. ...

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Grant Offered to New Stupa Being Built at Rinchen Jangsem Ling

At the end of the Medicine Buddha retreat at Rinchen Jangsem Ling in Malaysia in April, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the kindness of several benefactors, offered a US$10,000 grant to the center for a two storey Namgyälma stupa which will ...

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Tara Home’s Compassionate Care for End of Life

Tara Home, located at Land of Medicine Buddha in Soquel, California, is a home for terminally ill people entering their last few months of life. Around-the-clock compassionate care is provided by trained volunteers. Tara Home relies completely on donations to ...

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Animal Liberation Fund Supports Animal-Saving Work in Bhutan

Jangsa Animal Saving Trust (JAST), established in 2000 in Bhutan, is a non-profit charity founded on Buddhist principles of animal activism. JAST currently cares for hundreds of animals across ten provinces. Bulls, yaks, sheep, pigs, goats, ducks, dogs, and fish ...

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Tibetan Settlement Community Hall in Hunsur, South India, Completed

Earlier this year we reported that a grant had been offered to Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement in South India for the building of a new community hall to be used by 2,710 refugees. Please rejoice that that construction on this building ...

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Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund Invests in Future Scholars

Each year the foremost scholars from Sera, Ganden, Drepung, Gyume, Gyuto, Tashi Lhunpo and Rato monasteries come together for the annual Gelugpa exam and the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund covers the expenses of those who participate. “The continuity and spread ...

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Supporting the Wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama through FPMT Charitable Projects

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and the greatest source of inspiration for the FPMT. Service to His Holiness is the primary aim of FPMT. Lama Zopa Rinpoche calls His ...

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Dog Shelter in Malaysia Caring for over 1,000 Destitute Dogs

While in Malaysia recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard about a dog shelter, Auntie Mee Fah’s Dogs’ Shelter, which is caring for over 1,000 at-risk dogs with food and shelter. Rinpoche very much wanted to visit the shelter to bless the ...

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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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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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