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Grant Offered Toward New Sewage System at Sera Lachi, South India

Earlier this year when Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in Bangalore, he was requested to help with a desperately needed new sewage system at Sera Lachi. Sera Lachi is made up of Sera Je and Sera Mey Monasteries in southern India. ...

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Support of Food Continues for the Children and Staff of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India

For the fifth year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Social Services Fund, has offered food every day of the year to the school children and staff of Ngari Institute in Ladakh, India. This year, 53 school children in addition to ...

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Welcome to the World, Tenzin Norbu

On September 15, 2017, a tsog day, Tenzin Osel Hita and partner Indila Dora welcomed Tenzin Norbu into the world. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was offering prayers during Tenzin Norbu’s birth. Warm wishes for much happiness in this new chapter for ...

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Offering Gold and Robes to Precious Jowo Statue in Tibet

On full moons and during Sakadawa the Puja Fund sponsors special offerings to the Jowo Buddha Statue in Tibet. Gold is offered to the statue’s face (and will soon be offered to the whole body on Buddha days) and robes ...

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Investing in the Future of the Geluk International Foundation

The Geluk International Foundation was established to preserve and promote Buddhist heritage in general and the Gelug tradition in particular. The vision of the foundation is to promote, propagate, develop, enrich and preserve the Gelug tradition established by Lama Tsongkhapa. ...

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Support for Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery Continues

Since 2009 sponsorship has been offered to the nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal, to complete two 100 million mani retreats (100 million recitations of the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM). In addition to the 100 million mani retreats, ...

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Prayer Wheel Sponsored at Tibetan Settlement in Bylakuppe, India

“My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive merit. ...

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Grant Offered to Kopan House at Sera Je Monastery for Much Needed Construction

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, through the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund, issued a grant for US$85,400 to assist with much needed construction, maintenance, and repairs at Kopan House at Sera Je Monastery, India. Kopan House is occupied by sixty monks from Kopan ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Support of Root Institute Social Service Projects

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was in Bodhgaya, India, for several weeks from late December 2016 through February 2017. During that time Rinpoche attended the Kalachakra initiation offered by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, went on pilgrimage to many holy sites, met ...

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Stupa for Geshe Gendun Choephel Completed

Earlier this year we announced that a new stupa was being built at Sera Je Monastery for Tenzin Ösel Hita’s teacher, Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gendun Choephel, who passed away on July 31, 2016. Ösel requested Lama Zopa Rinpoche to assist ...

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Top Scholars Awarded New Robes for Memorization

For seventeen years the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund sponsors an oral examination of Sera Je Monastery’s top scholars who have shown a propensity for memorization. This year, 213 monks were awarded new robes for their successful memorization of particular texts. ...

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Grant Offered to the Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal

Every day around the world millions of animals are killed and mistreated needlessly. In countries like Nepal, the care and management of animals is very poor and animal sacrifices are common creating tremendous suffering for the animals and those involved. ...

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