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July 2012: On the very auspicious occasion of the 610th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s composition of his masterpiece Lam-rim Chen-mo (The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment) and the 600th Anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching of this text at Gaden Monastery for the first time, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will bestow teachings and transmissions on eighteen classic Lam-rim commentaries at the request of His Eminence Ling Rinpoche.
Beginning November 30, 2012 and continuing for 10-15 days, these teachings and transmissions will take place at Gaden Monastery and Drepung Monastery in Doeguling Tibetan Settlement, Mundgod, South India. In the latter part of 2013 His Holiness will continue these teachings and transmissions at Sera Monastery in Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan Settlement, Bylakuppe, South India.
As part of FPMT’s mission to preserve the Mahayana tradition, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has offered for FPMT to support these rare and precious teachings in various ways, including:
- Funding a sound system for the event.
- Printing 50,000 copies of five different texts needed for the teaching event.
- Providing bags for all the texts being offered.
To provide these offerings we need to raise $425,000. Can you help?
July 30, 2012 UPDATE:
Tremendous and heartfelt thanks to all who participated in raising funds for this precious teaching event. We are delighted to report that due to the kindness of many, we have been so far able to raise $350,000!
It has now been confirmed that His Holiness will continue these teachings and transmissions in 2013 at Sera Monastery in Lugsung Samdupling Tibetan Settlement, Bylakuppe, south India (exact dates to be announced).
Also there will a live webcast of the teachings available, for those unable to attend. The website address for the webcast will be announced in the future.
Heartfelt and tremendous thanks to everyone who contributed to raising all the funds needed for the 2012 sponsorship of this event.
How Can I Make a Donation?
To make a tax-deductible donation:
Or simply send your check in US dollars payable to FPMT Inc. and write “Eighteen Great Lam-rim Commentaries Sponsorship” on the memo line.
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-4702
The Preserving the Lineage Fund is a project of FPMT Inc. and is administered by FPMT International Office located in Portland, Oregon, United States. All donations made to this fund are tax-deductible within the United States in accordance with IRS Code article 501(c)(3) to the extent allowed by law.
For more information please contact: Holly Ansett, Charitable Projects Coordinator.
Statements of Appreciation
I’m really glad that I decided to do the (Basic Program) exam and retreat, as it has given me renewed enthusiasm towards more study and meditation, and humility realizing that whatever I think I know is only like a drop in the the ocean of Dharma. …Thank you, and the FPMT office, for all you have done in putting this program together and administering it.
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