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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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Offering to Padmasambhava for World Peace

Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is perhaps the most universally cherished realized being in all of Tibetan Buddhism. Padmasambhava came to Tibet from India in the 8th century and helped establish a pure lineage which is still practiced today by all four ...

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Rolwaling Gompa Project Continues Toward Completion

Thanks to a kind and generous donor, in 2016, a substantial grant was offered from the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund to Rolwaling Monastery in Nepal, at the Tibet border, for the rebuilding of their gompa which was nearly destroyed in ...

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Supporting the Education of Tibetan Refugees’ Children

The Social Services Fund has been sponsoring the midday meals for the children attending The Central School for Tibetans, Cauvery Valley Project (CVP), located in Bylakuppe, South India. The school was was established in 1971 to serve the children of ...

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Offering Food to the Monks of Thame Monastery, Nepal

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was very pleased to offer a grant for over US$10,000 to Thame Monastery in the Solo Khumbu District of Nepal. The grant will cover the cost of food for all the monks during 2018. The ...

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Rejoicing in Virtuous Activities Sponsored During 15 Days of Miracles

The Fifteen Days of Miracles began on the first day of the Tibetan new year (Losar, February 16) and continues until March 1. This period commemorates the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed many powers. All fifteen days are ...

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Large Stupa in Thame, Nepal, to Benefit the World

Recently, a grant was offered toward a large stupa being built in Thame in the Solo Khumbu district of Nepal to replace one that was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. The new stupa, which will stand nearly 44 feet tall ...

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Happy 33rd Birthday, Tenzin Ösel Hita!

The international FPMT family wishes Tenzin Ösel Hita a very happy birthday and a long, healthy life. May his beneficial activities flourish and wishes come instantly into fruition! Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, turns ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visits Elderly Homes in India

In recent years, thanks to the kindness of generous donors, FPMT has been able to invest more resources into taking care of the elderly Tibetans living in India. Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited elderly homes in southern India, giving teachings ...

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