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Support Continues for Ngari Institute in 2018

Since 2014, the Social Services Fund has been supporting the school children and staff of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India. This year, a grant for US$29,192.50 was offered to cover the costs of daily meals for eighty-three students and staff ...

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Jangchub Stupa Project at Shalu Monastery, Tibetan Cholsum Settlement, India

Shalu Monastery was founded by Chetsun Shetsun Jugney in 1027 A.D at Shalu Village near Shigatse town in Tibet and was consecrated by Atisha. The number of the monks studying there reached 7,700 at the peak of its opulence. During ...

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Moving Long Life Puja Offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Bendigo, Australia

On May 12 a moving long life puja was offered by over four hundred students to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Bendigo, Australia, following the conclusion of an incredible six-week-long retreat. During the puja, ...

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Supporting the Rebuilding of a Kagyu Nunnery in Nepal

Shri Sengedrak Ngedhon Samten Choeling Retreat Center, a Kagyu nunnery, was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal and surrounding areas. This nunnery, located on the border of Nepal and Tibet (on the Nepal side), is under the ...

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Saka Dawa: Celebrating Lord Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana

Saka Dawa is the most important Tibetan Buddhist festival day, celebrating Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. Buddhists around the world engage in many auspicious and merit-making activities such as sponsoring or engaging in beneficial pujas, practices, and prayers; and ...

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Investing in Sangha Health, Hygiene, and Environmental Conditions

Thanks to a very kind benefactor plus funds offered from Lama Zopa Rinpoche personally, over US$73,000 was offered from the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund toward a desperately needed new sewage system at Sera Lachi in southern India. Sera Lachi is ...

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Stupa to Hold Holy Body of Trulshik Rinpoche

Thubten Chöling is a large monastery built by the late Trulshik Rinpoche in the 1960s in Solu Khumbu near Chailsa, Nepal. One of the greatest living masters of the Nyingma and rime traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, Trulshik Rinpoche, who passed ...

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Rejoicing in the Compassionate Work of FPMT Mongolia’s Lamp of the Path

Lamp of the Path NGO (LOP), part of FPMT Mongolia, offers social services to some of the poor and homeless living in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It has two main programs: a soup kitchen, which offered over 12,290 meals in 2017; and ...

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Vajrapani Institute’s Ambitious Infrastructure Overhaul

Vajrapani Institute’s Ambitious Infrastructure Overhaul

Vajrapani Institute, an FPMT retreat center, is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Boulder Creek, CA at the end of a five-mile dirt road on the border of Castle Rock State Park. Being entirely off-grid has been an ongoing ...

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New Tracksuits Offered to the Children of Root Institute’s Maitreya School and Tara Children’s Project

The charitable mission of Root Institute, located in Bodhgaya, India, is to provide support to impoverished children, adolescents and adults in neighboring areas through three focused projects. Maitreya School is a primary school providing free education for local children; Tara ...

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Continued Support for Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, Bylakuppe, India

Continued Support for Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, Bylakuppe, India

Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled, an elderly home in Bylakuppe, India, cares for approximately forty elderly individuals. Without homes and accommodation like this, many elderly first-wave Tibetan refugees have very little prospect of accommodation or support as ...

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Wisdom Publications Completes the Longest and Most Detailed Lamrim Commentary Available in English

In 1976, Geshe Lhundub Sopa, one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachers, began offering commentary to Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. The lamrim, or “graduated path,” is a presentation of Shakyamuni Buddha’s teachings that detail the stages on the complete path to ...

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