Work a Day for Rinpoche

The Work a Day for Rinpoche Fund raises support for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision for the FPMT organization and the work of Rinpoche’s International Office.

The whole point of FPMT is to bring sentient beings to full enlightenment, to peerless happiness. … This is what the FPMT [organization] has been trying to do, and this is the function of FPMT International Office, to help in that.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You can “Work a Day for Rinpoche” by donating a day’s work earnings, or any amount, as a one-time gift or smaller monthly donations. Your contributions which will be used to help Rinpoche’s office:

  • Increase access to Dharma education, translations, and practice resources, and the vast archive of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings.
  • Accomplish more than 20 charitable projects supporting social services, sangha and lineage teachers, pujas, practices and retreats, holy objects, and more.
  • Keep the global FPMT connected through our communication channels.
  • Offer services, support and training to local FPMT community leaders and teachers.

Join us as we work to fulfill Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s compassionate vision to benefit beings.

We are able to offer sentient beings unbelievable benefit, limitless skies of benefit. Therefore, we must rejoice all the time. We should remember this every day.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche


For other forms of donations such as check or bank wire, please email

Another Way to Offer Support

One of Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization, which will span generations, is to encourage the recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light as much as possible, in as many parts of the world as possible.

The most beneficial thing to have peace and to stop the wars is recitation of the Golden Light Sutra. This is the most beneficial thing to bring peace, everyone should try to do this, no matter how busy they are, even to recite one or two pages, even a few lines. So by reciting the whole text is unbelievably beneficial, one collects extensive merits, liberates numberless sentient beings from the oceans of suffering and brings them to enlightenment.

—Lama Zopa Rinpoche

You can learn more about the sutra, download a copy, and also receive the oral transmission of the sutra directly from Rinpoche from a recorded video on the Sutra of Golden Light homepage.

If you complete any recitations, be sure to report them for our worldwide count!


Lama Zopa Rinpoche blesses horse at an animal sanctuary, June 2019. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.