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Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Grant Offered to the 2018 Gelug Examination and Main Teachers of the Lama Tsongkhapa Tradition

Every year the best scholars from the main Gelug monasteries come together for the annual Gelug Examination. This year, which is an annual custom, the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund offered US$20,955 for daily food, travel expenses, and for teacher stipends ...

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Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund Invests in Nuns’ Education

Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund Invests in Nuns’ Education

For the second time, the annual Nuns’ Jang Guncho (annual winter debate session) was held at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery (Kopan Nunnery), in Kathmandu, Nepal, from October 3-November 3, 2018. Approximately 710 nuns, 17 teachers, and some lay women from ...

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Progress Continues on Land of Medicine Buddha’s Mahabodhi Stupa Project in California

Progress Continues on Land of Medicine Buddha’s Mahabodhi Stupa Project in California

“Building stupas helps develop so much peace and happiness for numberless sentient beings. As a result, wars, disease, and desire will all be pacified. Instead of feeling hopeless, people will gain courage. This is about peace – for the beings ...

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Robes of Precious Material Offered to Buddha Statue Inside Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, Every Month

Robes of Precious Material Offered to Buddha Statue Inside Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, Every Month

Every month on the full moon as well as on all four great Buddha multiplying days, the Puja Fund sponsors a new set of robes made of high quality material for the precious Buddha statue inside the Mahabodhi Stupa in ...

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Practices Completed for the Long Life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme

Practices Completed for the Long Life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme

Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche arranged for several practices, sponsored by the Puja Fund, for the long life of Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme (Khadro-la). 57,232 animals were liberated by the Sangha at Kachoe Dechen Ling in California, and Buddha Amitabha ...

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Extensive Offerings Offered Daily in Mongolia by Dedicated Senior Volunteers

Extensive Offerings Offered Daily in Mongolia by Dedicated Senior Volunteers

Since 2000, a group of very dedicated volunteers have been offering over a thousand water bowls plus extensive offerings of flowers, incense, candles, and food daily at Ganden Do Ngag Shedrub Ling Center, Mongolia. In August, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered ...

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100 Million Mani Retreats– Part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Vision

100 Million Mani Retreats– Part of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Vision

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 100 million mani retreats (100,000 recitations of 100 million OM MANI PADME HUM) around the world. Rinpoche explained, “[I would like] for the organization to establish ...

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Fourth Guru Bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

Fourth Guru Bumtsog at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal

For the forth year a very large thangka of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was displayed and an auspicious 100,000 tsog offering event (Guru bumtsog) took place at Khachoe Ghakyil Ling, Nepal, also known as Kopan Nunnery. The thangka, which is 75 ...

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Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on April 6

Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche on April 6

Every year, Ven. Roger Kunsang, assistant to Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the CEO of FPMT, Inc., checks whether any practices need to be done to contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life. This year, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khandro ...

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Sagarmatha Secondary School Continues for Fourth Year

Sagarmatha Secondary School Continues for Fourth Year

Since 2015, the Social Services Fund has been offering support to Sagarmatha Secondary School in Chailsa, Nepal. The school stands on what was once a Tibetan refugee camp. It currently serves 170 students, including 79 young lay students who live ...

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Nyung Nä Temple Sponsored at Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery, Kalimpong, India

Nyung Nä Temple Sponsored at Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery, Kalimpong, India

Gaden Tharpa Choling Monastery in Kalimpong, India, was founded by the First Domo Geshe Rinpoche in 1912 while traveling on pilgrimage. Lama Zopa Rinpoche established a connection with the Domo Geshe Rinpoche lineage when he took ordination at Domo Drugkar ...

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Please Rejoice: Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja Offered by 2,000 Monks Every Month for all Beings

Please Rejoice: Extensive Medicine Buddha Puja Offered by 2,000 Monks Every Month for all Beings

Every month on the Tibetan 8th day the Puja Fund sponsors all the monks of Sera Mey Monastery to offer the extensive Medicine Buddha puja composed by the Fifth Dalai Lama dedicated FPMT centers, projects, services; all students who are ...

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