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The Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund was very happy to support the Geluk International Foundation which is establishing an office at Ganden Monastery, Tibet, as well as accommodation for Ganden Tripa by donating $4,518 for two computers and office equipment and furniture.

Please read a letter of thanks from the President of the Geluk International Foundation.

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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 9,000 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…
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…
Stupas to Minimize Harm from the Elements
Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements
The Stupa To Minimize Harm is a 30 ft stupa being built in California in order to minimize the harm caused by earthquakes and disasters of the elements, under the advice of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma. 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… 
Big Love Fund
The Big Love Fund supports the educational endeavors of Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT’s Founder Lama Yeshe. more…
Education Scholarship & Development Fund
Qualified Western teachers and practitioners are essential to the successful transmission of the Dharma to the West. The Education Scholarship and Development Fund provides the funding needed to create our comprehensive educational programs and helps financially support our students all over the world. more…
The Merit Box
International Merit Box Project
The International Merit Box Project is an incredibly meritorious way to develop generosity and help to fulfill Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wishes by contributing directly to his personal projects. 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…
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…
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…
Padmasambhava Project for Peace
The Padmasambhava Project for Peace is dedicated to fulfilling Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s goal of building many large statues of Padmasambhava around the world in order to create the cause for peace for all beings. 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…
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…
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…
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…
Tibet Health Services Project
The Tibet Health Services Project is dedicated to providing needed and quality health services in Tibet and to the Tibetan community in India through supporting such initiatives as The Amdo Eye Hospital, Outreach Microsurgery Eye Clinics and other hospitals in Tibet. 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…
Center Support Fund
International Office offers support for all FPMT centers, projects, and services worldwide. FPMT centers, projects and services help their local communities through Dharma education, hospice services, health care, essential education schools, helping prisoners, and publishing books. more…
Education Fund
FPMT Education programs and materials are among the finest available in the world. Until now, the financial support needed to produce these first rate programs and materials has been provided by private sponsors. The merit of sponsoring Dharma publications is immense – please join us! more…
Online Learning Fund
Follow FPMT standard programs online. Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program, Buddhism in a Nutshell, Meditation 101, and Light of the Path will all be made available online. more…
Friends of FPMT
Join Friends of FPMT and help fund the creation of FPMT education programs and Dharma materials, support the service to charitable projects, centers and study groups, and more. As a Friend you can also receive Mandala magazine, full access to the Online Learning Center courses and get downloadable Dharma gifts. more…
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s International Office
Overseeing all of the projects is FPMT International Office, which is responsible for coordinating the vast efforts of the ever-growing FPMT organization, which is making Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision a reality. “There will be a great uplifting, a rising up, an uplifting…FPMT will be like the sun rising in the world.” —Lama Zopa Rinpoche more…
Give Where Most Needed
Gifts to the Most Needed Fund will be used where they will do the greatest good to fulfill the mission of FPMT Inc. This includes supporting the activities of the FPMT International Office, such as developing and distributing educational materials and programs, communicating through FPMT websites, Mandala magazine, social media and newsletters, providing live webcasts of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings, managing all of the FPMT charitable projects, and supporting FPMT centers, services, and study groups. The Fund also provides for urgent needs and critical shortfalls in ongoing commitments and grants from FPMT charitable projects, as well as new projects  and unanticipated needs not provided for elsewhere. more…
Work A Day for Rinpoche
Lama Zopa Rinpoche works tirelessly for the benefit of all sentient beings, wherever he is, 24 hours a day. Those of us who work for FPMT’s International Office and its centers worldwide have the incredible fortune of being able to help implement Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision for peace and happiness every day. You too can contribute your work to this effort by Working a Day for Rinpoche.  more…
Animal Liberation Sanctuary
The Animal Liberation Sanctuary is a 13-acre park that is being created on land adjacent to Kopan Monastery in Nepal. The object of the sanctuary is to house animals that were to be killed so that they may live out the natural course of their lives. more…
His Holiness the Dalai Lama offering puja.
Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund
The International Mahayana Institute has established the Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund (LYSF), which, with the support of generous benefactors, is helping IMI sangha become properly qualified to teach and serve sentient beings. At present, the Fund can support only a few of the IMI’s members who have no other financial resources or benefactors. more…
Land of Calm Abiding
Land of Calm Abiding
In the West there are very few places that meet the criteria for successful solitary retreat. Land of Shiné – 500 acres at Big Sur on the California Coast – is such a place. Please consider supporting the tradition of long retreat in the West by making a donation. Your help directly benefits those long-term meditators on the land, plus contributes to maintenance and development. more…
Maitreya Projects
Lama Zopa Rinpoche wishes to build 1000 statues of Maitreya Buddha.  Two statues are planned in India.  Both are being built to provide enduring monuments to the quality of loving-kindness, and to bring as much benefit as possible, for as long as possible – spiritually, in education and healthcare, and economically, through the direct and indirect creation of employment opportunities. more…
FPMT Mongolia
FPMT Mongolia
Lama Zopa Rinpoche established FPMT Mongolia at the end of 1999, specifically to re-ignite Buddhist culture in Mongolia and to help provide social support, food and education to the poor and under-privileged. The FPMT Mongolia website provides information and images concerning this important project. more…
Tara Puja Fund
Annually sponsoring 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras for the success of the FPMT in general and specifically the success of FPMT businesses. By doing this puja, businesses working for the FPMT will be benefited and obstacles to their success eliminated. more…
In 2003, Lama Zopa Rinpoche was requested by Drukpa Rinpoche, a Bhutanese Lama, to take care of his remote monastery and nunnery in the Tsum valley, located in the northern border area of Nepal close to Tibet. The monks and nuns of the two places were in desperate need of help, being unable to support themselves any longer. Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked Tenzin Zopa, a disciple of Geshe Lama Konchok, to take on the task of finding support for the people of Tsum. more…
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Give Where Most Needed DONATE
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FPMT Charitable Projects1
Animal Liberation Fund DONATE
Big Love Fund DONATE
Education Scholarship and Development Fund DONATE
International Merit Box Project DONATE
Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund DONATE
Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund DONATE
Long Life Puja for His Holiness the Dalai Lama DONATE
Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche DONATE
Padmasambhava Project for Peace DONATE
Prajnaparamita Project DONATE
Prayer Wheel Fund DONATE
Preserving the Lineage Fund DONATE
Stupa Fund DONATE
Tibet Health Services Project DONATE
Translations Fund, FPMT DONATE


Support the International Office1
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s International Office DONATE
Center Support Fund DONATE
Education Fund DONATE
Online Learning Fund DONATE
Work a Day for Rinpoche DONATE


Other Projects2
Animal Liberation Sanctuary DONATE
Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund DONATE
Land of Calm Abiding DONATE
Maitreya Project DONATE
Tara Puja Fund DONATE


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