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Mahamudra Centre to Build Large Prayer Wheel

In May 2015 Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised Mahamudra Centre in New Zealand to build a large prayer wheel similar in design and size as the one constructed at Root Institute in Bodhgaya. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Holy Object Fund, ...

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Support Offered to Jampaling Elder’s Home, Dharamsala, India

Jampaling Elder’s Home, situated in Dharamshala, is about 15 minutes walking distance from the main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with many prayer wheels lining the way. The resident Tibetan elders are able to attend all the teachings ...

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Another Year of Offering Food to the Monks of Sera Je Monastery

As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to invite you to rejoice in another year of offering food to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery through the Sera Je Food Fund. Since 1991 the Sera Je ...

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The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund Offers Support to the Teachers of Tomorrow

On Friday, December 23 Tibetan Buddhists of the Gelug tradition celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa Day, or Ganden Ngamchoe, a celebration of the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. Lama Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) was a Tibetan Buddhist master whose studies and meditations in all ...

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New Temple Ceremony at Ngari Khangtsen at Sera Je Monastery

Ngari Khangtsen recently completed a project that was over two years in the making, a new temple for the monks. The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was pleased to offer a grant of support as one of the main sponsors of ...

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Kopan November Course Ends with a Birthday Celebration and Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The 2016 one-month “November course” at Kopan Monastery came to an end in early December with a birthday celebration and a long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthday celebration was a fun and auspicious occasion. While ...

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Rebuilding and Improving 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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Monlam Celebration for All Buddhist Traditions in Bhutan

The Preserving the Lineage Fund was pleased to offer US$4,000 toward a March 2017 Monlam festival in Bhutan for 300 individuals representing all Buddhist traditions. Prayers, teachings, discussions, and meals will be shared among the participants in celebration of Monlam ...

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An Update on Tenzin Ösel Hita

On October 21-22, Tenzin Ösel Hita attended teachings in Milan, Italy, with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. His Holiness taught on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of The Path and In Praise to Dependent Origination. While in Italy Ösel gave ...

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15,600 Sangha Joining in Group Prayer This Lhabab Duchen, November 20

Every year on Lhabab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Tushita) the Puja Fund sponsors prayers, pujas, offerings to Sangha all over the world, as well as offerings to holy objects in India, Nepal, and Tibet. This year, Lhabab Duchen, one of ...

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Support to 120 Students of Sagarmatha Lower Secondary School

For the past two years, Kopan Monastery has taken on the responsibility of supporting Sagarmatha Secondary School in Jalsa, Nepal. The school is located on what was once a Tibetan refugee camp and currently serves 120 young students. A foundation ...

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Progress on Land of Medicine Buddha Mahabodhi Stupa Continues

Progress continues on Land of Medicine Buddha’s 39-foot-tall Mahabodhi stupa project in California. Earlier this year the community filled the final structural chamber of this stupa and celebrated by enjoying a picnic in the meadow after the work of the ...

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