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Bodhichitta the Elephant Moved to Tears by Mantras

Since 2011 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, has been covering the cost of food for a large elephant Rinpoche named “Bodhichitta” who lives in Bodhgayga, India. Rinpoche gave one condition to the owner of this ... Read full article

Pujas for Choden Rinpoche’s Health

When Lama Zopa Rinpoche heard that his guru, Choden Rinpoche, was manifesting some health obstacles, Rinpoche immediately sponsored a number of pujas through the Puja Fund. One puja Rinpoche sponsored, dedicated to Choden Rinpoche’s long life, was the reading of the ... Read full article

Padmasambhava Statues Around the World

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is to build many large statues of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) around the world in order to create the cause for peace for all beings. To date, 17 statues have been built, ... Read full article

Update on the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements in San Francisco

In June of this year, Teresa Mia Navarro joined the team in the search for a site for the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements. This stupa was recommended by Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la) to help minimize the ... Read full article

1000 Nyung Nas Accumulated by 125 Students at Institut Vajra Yogini

  One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vast visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 1,000 Nung-Nä retreats. Upon hearing about Rinpoche’s vision, Institut Vajra Yogini quickly picked up the project of hosting these retreats and has now started a ... Read full article

Continuous Light Offered to Chenrezig

In July 2013 Lama Zopa Rinpoche engaged in retreat with Khadro-la and Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche in the valley of Lahual, India, which is known by meditators as Garsha Khandroling, “Land of the Dakinis.” The retreat took place in one of ... Read full article

800 Meals Offered Daily to Young Monks of Sera Je School

In addition to offering three meals a day to all 2,500 monks studying at Sera Je Monastery, the Sera Je Food Fund offers breakfast daily to 800 young monks studying at the Sera Je School. Lunch and dinner are sponsored ... Read full article

Pujas Sponsored for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Safe Travel

In addition to the continuous pujas sponsored by the Puja Fund, pujas are also often arranged when Lama Zopa Rinpoche travels internationally in order to ensure health and safe flights and for obstacles to be removed, These pujas are often ... Read full article

2500 Monks Enjoy 3 Vegetarian Meals Every Day

Every day, many volunteers at Sera Je Monastery shop, prepare, offer and clean up after each of the three meals offered to all 2,500 monks through the Sera Je Food Fund. The cost of offering all the food to all ... Read full article

Please Rejoice in the Building Progress of Ngari Khangtsen

Ngari Khangtsen, the khangtsen of Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Thegchok in south India, has been making progress on their Temple Project, a project to build a much-needed new prayer hall that can seat 150 monks comfortably. Earlier this year, Lama Zopa ... Read full article