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Goats Liberated and Sponsored in Maratika, Nepal

Goats Liberated and Sponsored in Maratika, Nepal

In 2016 Lama Zopa Rinpoche saved three goats that were destined to be killed in Maratika, Nepal. The goats were blessed and offered animal liberation practice which includes various mantras, beneficial prayers, tying blessed red cloth around their necks, and ...

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Continued Investment in the Geluk International Foundation

Continued Investment in the Geluk International Foundation

For the second year in a row, the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund has invested in the Geluk International Foundation which was established to preserve and promote Buddhist heritage in general and the Gelug tradition in particular. This year, approximately US$18,000 ...

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Supporting Elderly Tibetans through the Social Services Fund

Supporting Elderly Tibetans through the Social Services Fund

In recent years, due to the kindness of benefactors, the FPMT Social Services Fund has been able to offer support to elderly homes in India caring for Tibetans of advanced age who have no access to other means of support. ...

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Namche Stupa and Mani Park Completed in Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Namche Stupa and Mani Park Completed in Namche Bazaar, Nepal

In 2016, the Holy Objects Fund offered a substantial grant to the Namche Stupa and Mani Park, a project in Namche Bazaar, Nepal, located in the Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone (SNPBZ). The grant was used for five prayer ...

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Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Every year the best scholars from the main Gelug monasteries come together for the annual Gelug Examination. This year, which is an annual custom, the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund offered US$20,955 for daily food, travel expenses, and for teacher stipends ...

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Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund Invests in Nuns’ Education

Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund Invests in Nuns’ Education

For the second time, the annual Nuns’ Jang Guncho (annual winter debate session) was held at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery (Kopan Nunnery), in Kathmandu, Nepal, from October 3-November 3, 2018. Approximately 710 nuns, 17 teachers, and some lay women from ...

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Progress Continues on Land of Medicine Buddha’s Mahabodhi Stupa Project in California

Progress Continues on Land of Medicine Buddha’s Mahabodhi Stupa Project in California

“Building stupas helps develop so much peace and happiness for numberless sentient beings. As a result, wars, disease, and desire will all be pacified. Instead of feeling hopeless, people will gain courage. This is about peace – for the beings ...

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Robes of Precious Material Offered to Buddha Statue Inside Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, Every Month

Robes of Precious Material Offered to Buddha Statue Inside Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, Every Month

Every month on the full moon as well as on all four great Buddha multiplying days, the Puja Fund sponsors a new set of robes made of high quality material for the precious Buddha statue inside the Mahabodhi Stupa in ...

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Practices Completed for the Long Life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme

Practices Completed for the Long Life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme

Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche arranged for several practices, sponsored by the Puja Fund, for the long life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la). 57,232 animals were liberated by the Sangha at Kachoe Dechen Ling in California, and Buddha Amitabha ...

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Extensive Offerings Offered Daily in Mongolia by Dedicated Senior Volunteers

Extensive Offerings Offered Daily in Mongolia by Dedicated Senior Volunteers

Since 2000, a group of very dedicated volunteers have been offering over a thousand water bowls plus extensive offerings of flowers, incense, candles, and food daily at Ganden Do Ngag Shedrub Ling Center, Mongolia. In August, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered ...

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100 Million Mani Retreats– Part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Vision

100 Million Mani Retreats– Part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Vision

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 100 million mani retreats (100,000 recitations of 100 million OM MANI PADME HUM) around the world. Rinpoche explained, “[I would like] for the organization to establish ...

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Fourth Guru Bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

Fourth Guru Bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

For the forth year a very large thangka of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was displayed and an auspicious 100,000 tsog offering event (Guru bumtsog) took place at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal, also known as Kopan Nunnery. The thangka, which is 75 ...

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