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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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714 Monks Participate in Annual Gelug Exam at Gaden Lachi Monastery

Each year the foremost scholars from the main Gelug monasteries come together for the annual Gelug examination and the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund offers a grant to cover the basic expenses including food for participants. This September 714 monks participated ...

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Guru Rinpoche Statue Arrives at Lawudo

“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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Progress Made Rebuilding the Gompa at Rolwaling Monastery, Nepal

Earlier this year we reported that due to a donation from a generous benefactor, a substantial grant had been offered from the Social Services Fund to Rolwaling Monastery in Nepal, at the Tibet border, for the rebuilding of their gompa ...

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Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Benefits of Offering to Sangha

By Lama Zopa Rinpoche Why Offering to the Sangha Is So Powerful In the past, there was one man who had nothing, but he offered medicinal food just one time to four fully ordained monks. (These were not monks who ...

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Progress Made on Prayer Wheel Restoration Project, Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Progress Made on Prayer Wheel Restoration Project, Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Last month we reported that a grant was issued from the Prayer Wheel Fund to the Mani Chungyur, Stupa and Water Park, a project being built in Namche Bazaar, Nepal to be used for five prayer wheels which are turned ...

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Tashi Chime Gatsal Rebuilds Nunnery

Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery (also known as Bigu Nunnery), located in a remote area of Nepal, is still rebuilding following devastation from the April 2015 earthquake. All of the buildings at the nunnery were destroyed and there was no safe ...

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100 Million Mani Retreat Begins at Newly Built Tibetan Settlement Community Center

In July we reported that a new community hall at Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement in South India was completed. The Social Services Fund provided a grant for this new building which will be used by by 2,710 refugees. We are delighted ...

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Sera Je Food Fund is Twenty-five Years Old

We’d like to invite you to rejoice in twenty-five years of the Sera Je Food Fund offerings meals to the monks of Sera Je Monstery! The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized incarnation ...

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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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