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5 Trillion Mantra Compassion Wheel at Vajrapani Institute Makes Progress

5 Trillion Mantra Compassion Wheel at Vajrapani Institute Makes Progress

In December 2016, Vajrapani Institute, an FPMT retreat center in Northern California, launched the 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project. The prayer wheel, called the Compassion Wheel and standing 7 ft x 10 ft when completed, will contain 5 trillion ... Read more »
Many Beneficial Activities of the Puja Fund Multiplied 100 Million Times this Lhabab Duchen

Many Beneficial Activities of the Puja Fund Multiplied 100 Million Times this Lhabab Duchen

Lhabab Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Buddhist calendar when merit is multiplied by 100 million times, took place this year on November 19. We invite you to rejoice in the many beneficial activities sponsored by ... Read more »
Fifth Year of Support for Sambhota Tibetan School, Bylakuppe, India

Fifth Year of Support for Sambhota Tibetan School, Bylakuppe, India

Since 2014, the Social Services Fund has been offering grants to Sambhota Tibetan School Cauvery Valley Project (formerly called Central School for Tibetans CVP), located in Bylakuppe, South India. The school was established in 1971 to serve the children of ... Read more »
1,000 Tsa-Tsas of Lama Tsongkhapa Offered to Ganden Tripa Rinpoche to Offer to Others

1,000 Tsa-Tsas of Lama Tsongkhapa Offered to Ganden Tripa Rinpoche to Offer to Others

Lama Tsongkhapa Day commemorates the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s parinirvana. It is observed on the 25th day of the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar and, this year, which marks the 600th anniversary, falls on December 21. The Geluk International ... Read more »
Grant Offered for Library at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Grant Offered for Library at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, located in Bylakuppe, Southern India, and seat to the Panchen Lama, has been growing significantly over the last few decades. A courtyard was added in 2012, a new prayer hall was completed in 2015, and construction of ... Read more »
Monthly Offering of Gold and Robes to Precious Buddha Statue in Tibet

Monthly Offering of Gold and Robes to Precious Buddha Statue in Tibet

The extensive range of offerings, practices, and pujas that are offered in India, Nepal, and around the world through the Puja Fund on request from Lama Zopa Rinpoche is astounding. As Charitable Projects Coordinator, Ven. Holly Ansett, commented, “It is ... Read more »
Eighth Round of 108 Nyung Nä Retreats Completed at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Eighth Round of 108 Nyung Nä Retreats Completed at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Institut Vajra Yogini (IVY), in the south-west of France near the city of Toulouse, completed its eighth round of nyung nä retreats from November 2018 to April 2019 in alignment with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization ... Read more »
2019 Sponsorship of Special Memorization Exam for Sera Je Monks

2019 Sponsorship of Special Memorization Exam for Sera Je Monks

This year, annual sponsorship was offered to Sera Je Monastery for 190 monks who qualified and passed the 2019 Special Memorization Examination. This is an incredible achievement accomplished by extremely dedicated scholars. 68 monks memorized Commentary on the Ornament of ... Read more »
Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Offered to Pacify the Elements Every Month

Pujas, Practices, and Prayers Offered to Pacify the Elements Every Month

In addition to offering immediate help to those in need (for example through the Nepal Earthquake Support Fund and the Social Services Fund which supports many disadvantaged groups), FPMT also has a unique way of offering prayers and practices dedicated ... Read more »
Progress on 1,000 Buddhas to be Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Progress on 1,000 Buddhas to be Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Recently, we shared news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s sincere ambition to offer 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After inviting the entire FPMT community to help make this offering a reality, we are pleased to ... Read more »
Support to Sangag Dechholing Gonpa School, Nepal

Support to Sangag Dechholing Gonpa School, Nepal

Sangag Dechholing Gonpa School in Taplejung, Nepal, was established in 2007 to serve the Buddhist community in the area. Seven teachers currently educate eighty students, starting at age 3-4. The curriculum is taught in English and Nepali and focuses on ... Read more »
Kagyu Nunnery Accommodation Now Complete for Nepal Nuns

Kagyu Nunnery Accommodation Now Complete for Nepal Nuns

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 ... Read more »