Current Friends of FPMT Supporters

Please click your giving level to access your Friends Resources homepage:

Patrons | Dharma Supporters | Foundation Friends


Note: your password for these pages can be found in your original Friends of FPMT welcome email. Please contact us if you are having trouble accessing your Friends Resources page.



New or Interested in supporting as a Friend of FPMT?

You can support our work for a more compassionate world! As a Friend of FPMT, you will be offering support to all of the activities of FPMT International Office, providing vital resources to:

  • Help us make the Dharma accessible to as many as possible through Dharma study programs, practice materials, translations, and online teachings with Lama Zopa Rinpoche!
  • Help us build a more compassionate world through charitable grants benefiting children, elders, and animals, support for Sangha, preserving the lineage, creating holy objects and more.
  • Help us support local FPMT communities, train community leaders, and more…

Being a Friend of FPMT is joining our work to serve our global FPMT family, including those who are wanting to practice a genuine Dharma path and don’t live near a center.

Plus, you get to enjoy complimentary access to what you are helping bring to others.

With your member support, you can take complimentary online Dharma courses, receive the new Mandala online magazine, be included in sponsored pujas, and a receive a host of digital Dharma gifts throughout the year.

See the different giving levels and benefits for each below. Thank you!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche between his regular online teachings offered while staying at Kopan Monastery, June 2020. These teachings are one of the many activities supported by Friends of FPMT.


Foundation Friends

Become a sustaining contributor to our mission

Starting with a $9 monthly or $108 yearly donation

Foundation Friend Resources

  • Full access to the Discovering Buddhism, 13-module online study program.
  • Mandala online magazine subscription.
  • Sponsored pujas at Kopan Monastery for you on the four Buddha Days of the year.
  • Liberation Prison Project digital calendar.
  • Handful of digital Dharma gifts and video teachings throughout the year.



Dharma Supporters

Make a great impact for our work and help expand access to the Dharma for others

Starting with a $25 monthly or $300+ yearly donation


Dharma Supporter Resources

  • Deepen your studies with full access to all of our online programs: Living in the Path, Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program
  • Mandala online magazine subscription.
  • Sponsored pujas at Kopan Monastery for you on auspicious Buddha Days throughout the year.
  • Liberation Prison Project digital calendar.
  • A host of downloadable Dharma books and practice materials.



Patrons

Like the elephant, be a strong pillar of support in preserving the Mahayana tradition and the vision of our founders

Starting with a $100 monthly or $1,200 yearly donation


Patron Resources

  • Deepen your studies with full access to all of our online programs: Living in the Path, Discovering Buddhism, Basic Program
  • Mandala online magazine subscription.
  • Sponsored pujas at Kopan Monastery for you on auspicious Buddha Days throughout the year.
  • Liberation Prison Project digital calendar.
  • Free and easy access to over 200 FPMT Education Services texts, practice materials and other publications.

 



Our Generosity Policy

Our main motivation is to make the Dharma available to as many as possible. If you are wanting to study our Online Learning Center programs or have a subscription to Mandala magazine, but can’t afford giving at the one of the Friends levels above, please don’t hesitate to contact us for scholarship and reduced Mandala subscription options.

IMI Sangha

Please contact us to join or renew your Friends of FPMT membership at the special IMI Sangha rate.


The Story of the Four Harmonious Friends

In the Vinayavastu (“Foundation of Discipline”), the Buddha tells the story of the Four Harmonious Friends – a pheasant, a rabbit, a monkey, and an elephant – who lived together in harmony. Each of the younger animals showed respect for the older animals’ life-experience and knowledge by carrying the older on his back. Later, the eldest (the pheasant) taught the practice of ethical conduct to the others, who then taught the same practice to the rest of the forest creatures. Because of this, happiness and comfort increased greatly in the world.

It is said that wherever a picture of the Four Harmonious Friends is displayed, the ten virtues will increase, the minds of all will become harmonious, and many auspicious events will occur.

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