FPMT’s Charitable Projects include beneficial initiatives such as: offering food to ordained Sangha; providing scholarships to study Buddhist philosophy; offering to the main teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa tradition and sponsoring annual debates; offering grants for social services such as schools, hospitals and monastic institutions; providing comprehensive Dharma programs; translating Dharma texts; sponsoring holy objects: statues, stupas and prayer wheels, and saving animals. These projects are an integral part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions and are essential to FPMT’s objective of building a more compassionate world from the inside out.

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Three Days of Food Offered to 17,000 People During His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Teaching Event at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India, will be welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to their monastery December 19-29, 2015. During the visit, His Holiness will inaugurate the monastery’s new assembly hall and give teachings on Dharmakirti’s commentary on Pramana-samuccaya over … read full article


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Supporting Our Lamas
Offering support to our kind lamas in any way possible is the root of the path to enlightenment and creates the cause for all the realizations. This fund supports the lamas’ activities and offerings toward long life pujas. more…


Make a Donation to Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Other Projects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund enables Rinpoche’s compassionate service to others to flourish. All the offerings from the fund are used toward the creation of holy objects around the world; sponsoring young tulkus, high lamas and Sangha in India, Nepal, Tibet and the West;  supporting FPMT centers, projects and services; sponsoring Dharma retreats and events; funding animal liberations, and much more. more…
Big Love Fund

Repaying the kindness of FPMT’s Founder Lama Yeshe, by providing financial resources that enable Tenzin Ösel Hita to continue his endeavors on behalf of FPMT. more…

Long Life Puja Fund
The Long Life Puja Fund offers annual long life pujas to our immeasurably precious teachers: His Holiness the Dalai Lama and our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.  The long life puja purifies the relationship between teacher and disciple, and creates the karmic cause for the teacher to remain among us. more…


Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund
The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund provides support to ordained Sangha (monks and nuns) as well as monasteries and nunneries. Funds are used to  provide support for food, accommodation, education, health care and retreat needs for Sangha. more… 

Sera Je Monastery
Sera Je Food Fund
The Sera Je Food Fund offers three vegetarian meals daily to all of the monks studying at Sera Je Monastery in southern India. There are 2,500 monks benefiting from the food fund (3,300 for breakfast). 3,029,500 meals are offered every year, that is 8,300 every day! more…
Lama Tsongkhapa
Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund
The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund preserves the unbroken Tsongkhapa lineage, and cultivates the foremost scholars of tomorrow. The fund provides a monthly stipend for the abbots and senior teachers of Sera, Drepung, Ganden, Rato and Tashi Lhunpo monasteries, and Gyume and Gyuto tantric colleges. The fund also enables hundreds of monks to attend the annual Gelugpa exam and monks and nuns to attend the annual winter debate in India and Nepal. more…


Social Services Fund
The Social Services Fund benefits others through grants offered mainly in India, Nepal, Tibet and Mongolia. Funds are offered to social service projects for schools, hospices, health clinics, soup kitchens, elderly homes, orphanages and much more…


Animal Liberation Fund
The Animal Liberation Fund supports ongoing animal liberations which includes offering extensive prayers dedicated to the long life of others. Supporting animal liberations creates the cause for long life for the animals, for oneself, and for those to whom the prayers are dedicated. more… 



Holy Objects Fund
The Holy Objects Fund contributes to the creation of holy objects for world peace. The fund offers grants to contribute to the building of holy objects such as stupas,  statues, prayer wheels, and large thangkas. more… 


The Stupa Fund
Stupa Fund
The Stupa Fund provides the resources needed for building 100,000 stupas around the world in order to create the cause for world peace. This is one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT. more…


Prayer Wheel Fund
The Prayer Wheel Fund is dedicated to providing the resources needed for the creation of 100,000 prayer wheels around the world as a way to increase compassion and cultivate world peace. This is one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT. more…



Practice and Retreat Fund
The Practice and Retreat Fund provides grants and sponsorships for students engaged in retreats such as 108 nyung nä retreats, 100 million mani retreats, recitations of sutras and long term retreat. Grants are also given to develop retreat centers. more… 


His Holiness the Dalai Lama offering puja.
Puja Fund
The Puja Fund sponsors pujas specifically chosen by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and performed by up to 15,650 Sangha. These pujas and practices are offered on auspicious days of the Buddhist calendar with extensive dedications. Additionally, monthly offerings of gold, saffron, brocade and umbrellas are made to stupas and statues in India, Nepal and Tibet. more…

Prajnaparamita Project
The Prajnaparamita Project provides the material resources needed to write out the Prajnaparamita Sutra in pure gold. This is one of the main ways to create the causes needed to build the Maitreya Buddha statue in India, according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche. This fund is also used for sponsoring the writing out the Sanghata and Diamond Cutter Sutras in pure gold and silver. more…


Education and Preservation Fund
This fund supports Dharma study and contributes to the development of homestudy, online Buddhist education programs and the preservation of the Dharma through the publication of Dharma practice materials and translations. more…


Education Scholarship Fund
Qualified teachers and practitioners are essential to the successful transmission of the Dharma to new generations.. The Education Scholarship Fund provides the funding for scholarships needed to support our students all over the world. more…

Translation Fund
As the Dharma takes root in the West, clear and accurate translations of the classic texts are essential. The FPMT Translation Fund supports this critical work with translation from the original Tibetan into English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Mongolian, and other languages. Sponsoring translations of Dharma texts is an incredible way to accumulate the positive energy of merit. more…

Preserving the Lineage Fund
The Preserving the Lineage Fund sponsors ongoing initiations and oral transmissions which Lama Zopa Rinpoche has identified as essential for the preservation of the Dharma. This fund also sponsors the printing of Dharma texts and large teaching events, such as those offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. more…

If you would like more information on any of these charitable projects, or if you have questions not answered by our online material and resources, please feel free to contact Charitable Project Coordinator, Holly Ansett, with any additional questions.


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