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History of the Sera Je Food Fund

The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Tenzin Ösel Hita, the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, entered Sera Je Monastery in southern India at age six. It is customary for a monk’s sponsor to make offerings to all Sangha ... Read more »

Puja at Sera Je Monastery for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

This Grand Hayagriva Puja was dedicated to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s quick recovery by all of the Sera Je Monastery monks in April 2011.

Message from Osel Hita February 27, 2012

Occasionally Osel Hita shares his thoughts and experiences on his Facebook page. In this update, he discusses the concept of time and how to make life meaningful. Time is a concept, but it exists just like the light which is ... Read more »

The Amdo Eye Hospital

After more than six years of development, FPMT was extremely pleased to announce the opening of the Amdo Eye Hospital, in Xining, the capital of Amdo, Tibet in July of 2010. This hospital is dedicated to providing continuous, sustainable and ... Read more »

Large Thangkas Around the World

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for FPMT is for FPMT centers to display large thangkas and host festival days where these thangkas can be enjoyed. Thangkas are painted or appliquéd depictions of deities, venerated spiritual figures, or common ... Read more »

Letter from Osel June 2009

Dear Friends,  It is important to have a good experience of what life is. I have been really lucky to be able to experience both western and eastern cultures and I am so grateful to everyone who has helped me ... Read more »

Osel’s Letter for the FPMT Annual Review 2009

The following, from Osel, was included in FPMT’s Annual Review, February 2009: Lama Yeshe taught really well on so many aspects of life, religion, Buddhism, your mind, and the interior universe we all have. One of the things he taught ... Read more »

Update about Osel for the FPMT Annual Review 2006

Ven. Roger Kunsang gave the following update about Osel for the 2006 FPMT Annual Review: In September, we had a surprise visit from Osel. He suddenly appeared in Aptos, California at Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s house – actually, he was on ... Read more »

Long Life Prayer

It is customary to make prayers (pujas) for the long life of those considered to have potential to greatly benefit others. Previously there were references on this site to long life prayers for Tenzin Ösel Hita. In this regard, while ... Read more »