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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Makes Great Progress- REJOICE!

Rising 26 meters (85 feet) above the bushlands of central Victoria, Australia, the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion has grown well past the half-way point. Project Director, Ian Green told Mandala magazine during a phone call in January, “We have ...

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Seven Foot Padmasambhava Statue in New Zealand

My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive merit. ...

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Puja Fund is High Priority for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, recently offered US$3,469 to the FPMT Puja Fund to support the ongoing amazing array of pujas and activities that are continuously offered and dedicated for the success of FPMT, the ...

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US$50,000 Pledged to Stupa Being Built at Land of Medicine Buddha

Land of Medicine Buddha, located in Soquel, California, USA has undertaken yet another ambitious holy object project! They are building a 39-ft stupa replicating the holy Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, the site where the Buddha attained enlightenment. Recently Land ...

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Ven. Drachom’s Pledge to Liberate 10 Million Beings

Earlier this year, Ven. Drachom (Fred Cheong), vice president of Amitabha Buddhist Centre’s (ABC) executive committee, pledged to liberate 10 million beings for the long life of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a team of ABC volunteers are involved in making ...

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Message from Tenzin Ösel Hita

Occasionally Ösel shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he gives discusses the role every action has on our experience of life. Life has so many ways of appearing to us. There is such complexity ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Letter to the Nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery

Every year since 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has sponsored the nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery to complete one and now two 100 Million Mani Retreat (100 million recitations of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM). This is offered through ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Explains the Importance of the Sera Je Food Fund

Lama Zopa Rinpoche had a private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Sera Je Monastery on January 2, 2014. Ven. Roger Kunsang shares that during the interview, His Holiness highly praised the three great monasteries (Sera, Ganden and ...

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US$10,000 Pledged Toward a Giant Prayer Wheel at Vajrapani Institute

Lama Zopa Rinpoche recently pledged, through the Prayer Wheel Fund, US$10,000 toward a giant prayer wheel which Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, California, is building once funds are raised. Vajrapani Institute is planning for the prayer wheel to house one trillion ...

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Offerings for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Long Life

FPMT had the incredible fortunate to make offerings for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the conclusion of this year’s Jangchub Lam-Rim teaching event at Sera Je Monastery. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was present and offered a ...

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Another Year of Food is Sponsored for the School Children at Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

In January, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave many oral transmissions and teachings to school children from the Ngari Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Ladakh, India. The school was set up by the monks of Ngari Khangtsen at Sera Je Monastery in South India. The children were brought to Sera Je for ...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Blesses Giant Padmasambhava Thangka

During the recent Jangchub Lamrim teachings at Sera Monastery, His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessed a giant Padmasambhava thangka which was sponsored by the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund. The impressive thangka, which with its brocade board measures 90-feet (27-meters) ...

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