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A Request I Couldn’t Refuse

By Jane Seidlitz Lama Zopa Rinpoche called me very early one morning in 2004, and after giving me some advice on a thangka I was planning to paint, asked me how my Tibetan handwriting was.   “It’s okay, not that great,” ...

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Ven. Tsering Dedicates His Life to Prajnaparamita Project

Ven. Tsering has dedicated his life to writing out the Prajnaparamita in pure gold. Effort of this magnitude is worth rejoicing in, as this is the tenth consecutive year he has worked on this project. He has tirelessly offered eight ...

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Recent Disbursements

The Stupa Fund supports the making of over 1,000 small Kadampa stupas each year. These stupas are made by resident Sangha at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home in California and are dedicated for students who have passed away. The fund has ...

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Message from Osel Hita June 5, 2012

Occasionally Osel Hita shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he discusses the evolution of our specials and updates us on the condition of his mother, Maria. Hello, Everybody! Long time no talk! So here ...

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Sera Je Food Fund Videos

June 2012: We are delighted to present you with new videos which help illustrate the many benefits of this project. “A Brief Introduction to the Sera Je Food Fund” is a short introduction and overview of the project. “The Making ...

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Sera Je Food Fund’s New Videos!

June 2012: We are delighted to present you with new videos which help illustrate the many benefits of this project. “A Brief Introduction to the Sera Je Food Fund” is a short introduction and overview of the project. “The Making ...

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Six Months of Food Offered

June 2012: FPMT was able to send US$115,000 to Sera Je Monastery. This contribution covers the next six months’ worth of meals for all 2,600 monks currently studying at Sera Je.           Thank you to all the kind benefactors who support ...

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Rejoice for the Wonderful Food Fund! A Devotional Tear Dropped in the Rice Bowl

By Geshe Thubten Jinpa  Received May 2012: The sun is at its brightest at 9 a.m., but a soft breeze blows making the morning chilly. Hundreds of monks in their maroon robes begin to flow in, clutching a square cushion ...

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Dried Food for Monks over Losar

February 2012: Dried food was distributed to about 2,550 of our Sera Je monks! No, not to celebrate Valentine’s Day but because our main kitchen will be closed during the coming two weeks Losar (Tibetan New Year) holidays. Each monk ...

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Sera Je Food Fund’s Amazing New Bread-Making Machine

August 2011: Cherok Lama generously sponsored a new bread-making machine for the Sera Je Food Fund kitchen. This was offered on the occasion of his Rik-Chung ceremony in August of last year.  This new machine has reduced the need for ...

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120 Yaks Saved in Nepal!

Animal Liberation Fund helped saved the lives of 120 yaks that were going to be killed in Nepal in 2011. December 2011: Geshe Jinpa from Kopan Monastery arranged for 120 yaks that were going to be killed to be purchased ...

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Thanksgiving Turkeys Liberated!

November 2011: During Thanksgiving 25 turkeys were bought and liberated at Buddha Amitabha Pureland in Washington State.