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Rejoicing in a Year of Charitable Giving

2017 was a momentous year for FPMT Charitable Projects. In January 2017 we raised the targeted amount needed to offer Sera Je Monastery an endowment fund large enough to support the daily food offering program at the monastery (known as ...

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Construction of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion Continues

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is an FPMT project near Bendigo, Australia which, once completed, will be the largest stupa in the Western world. The Great Stupa is the final home for the largest gem quality Jade Buddha in ...

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery

A long life puja was offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Thursday, December 14, on behalf of the entire FPMT organization. Kopan monks, nuns, and November course students filled the main gompa at Kopan for the puja, which was also ...

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Support Continues in 2017 to Sagarmatha Secondary School

For the past three years, the Social Services Fund has been offering a grant to cover the cost of running Sagarmatha Secondary School in Chailsa, Nepal. The school is located on what was once a Tibetan refugee camp and currently ...

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Annual Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on December 14, Kopan Monastery

Every year, the Long Life Puja Fund supports a long life puja offered on behalf of FPMT centers, projects, services and students to our most kind and immeasurably precious spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The next puja will be offered ...

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Rebuilding Pema Choeling Monastery Following the 2015 Earthquake

Pema Choeling Monastery has stood above the village of Phakding for more than 500 years. Phakding is a small village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is just north of Lukla. The monastery suffered severe damage following the massive ...

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Offering Toward the 2017 Gelug Examination at Drepung Monastery and Stipend for Teachers

Each year the foremost scholars from the main Gelug monasteries come together for the annual Gelug examination and the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund offers a grant to cover the basic expenses including food for participants. In September of this year ...

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Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Participate in Lhabab Duchen Activities

Lhabab Duchen, one of the four great holy days of the Buddhist calendar when merit is multiplied by 100 million times, takes place this year on Friday, November 10. Don’t miss the opportunity to rejoice in an incredible array of ...

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New Recreation and Community Room Completed at Jampaling Elder’s Home, Dharamsala, India

Jampaling Elder’s Home, situated in Dharamsala, is about 15 minutes walking distance from the main temple of His Holiness the Dalai Lama with many prayer wheels lining the way. This home was built to accommodate elders who are sixty and ...

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Investing in Maratika Monastery, Nepal

Due to the kindness of a generous donor the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund issued a grant of US$70,000 to build a monastery in Maratika, Nepal. The small monastery was built adjacent to the entrance of Maratika Cave. This holy site ...

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New Rooms Sponsored at Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled

The Social Services Fund sponsored five new rooms for elderly Tibetan refugees residing at the Lugsung Samdupling Home for the Aged and Disabled in Bylakuppe, India. Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited this home in 2016 and spent time with the forty-six ...

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Rebuilding Khumjung Gompa, Nepal

The Nepal earthquake and aftershocks of 2015 devastated much of Nepal including many parts of Khumbu region where Khumjung Gompa is located. At 12,400 feet near Everest, this monastery is a 400-year-old monastic center of Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhism. ...

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