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The Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal: Saving Animals from Untimely Death

The Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal: Saving Animals from Untimely Death

Every day around the world millions of animals are killed and mistreated needlessly. In countries like Nepal, the care and management of animals is very poor and animal sacrifices are common creating tremendous suffering for the animals and those involved. ... Read more »
MAITRI Charitable Trust Continues Another Year of Essential Service Despite COVID-19

MAITRI Charitable Trust Continues Another Year of Essential Service Despite COVID-19

Since 1989, MAITRI Charitable Trust has been operating as a beneficial example of Dharma in action. MAITRI is a registered charitable trust in India working to support the poor and disadvantaged in the province of Bihar, India. This year, MAITRI ... Read more »
Support Raised for Samtenling School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Support Raised for Samtenling School, Kathmandu, Nepal

Samtenling School is part of Samtenling Monastery, providing the young monks of the monastery a modern, progressive, secular education in Kathmandu, Nepal. Out of 140 monks, 120 are age 6-26. The school provides education from kindergarten through eighth grade. Most ... Read more »
Supporting Schools and Children in India and Nepal

Supporting Schools and Children in India and Nepal

Since 2012 the Social Services Fund has been offering substantial support to different schools in Nepal and India that are offering education to students of Tibetan, Nepali, and Indian heritage. Investing in education through schools is one way to help ... Read more »
Land of Medicine Buddha’s 100,000 Stupa Project Progresses

Land of Medicine Buddha’s 100,000 Stupa Project Progresses

On the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Land of Medicine Buddha (LMB) has been building a 39-foot-tall Mahabodhi Stupa in California for the past six years. This stupa will be the main attraction of the 100,000 Stupa Project in a ... Read more »
An Update on the Incredible Thame Stupa Project

An Update on the Incredible Thame Stupa Project

The Mount Everest region of Thame, Nepal, is a special place for FPMT. Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born there and it is located near Lawudo which was the home of Rinpoche’s previous incarnation. Many Kopan monks are also from Thame. ... Read more »
Support Offered to Sick and Injured Dogs in Bylakuppe, India

Support Offered to Sick and Injured Dogs in Bylakuppe, India

The Animal Liberation Fund recently offered a US$5,450 grant to Tibetan Volunteers for Animals (TVA) and Social Action Movement for a vehicle needed to rescue sick and injured dogs in and around Bylakuppe, India. Since 2003, TVA has been a ... Read more »
Meals Offered to Shalu Monastery for the Third Consecutive Year

Meals Offered to Shalu Monastery for the Third Consecutive Year

For the last three years, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund has offered a grant to Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India, to cover the costs of food for the the 50+ monks who study there. This year, US$12,360.08 was offered. In ... Read more »
Ninth Year of 108 Nung Nä Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

Ninth Year of 108 Nung Nä Retreats at Institut Vajra Yogini, France

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor people who make a serious commitment to practice such as doing 1,000 nyung näs. Nyung nä practice is an intensive 2-day purification retreat that includes fasting, ... Read more »
Root Institute Continues Essential Community Service in Bodhgaya

Root Institute Continues Essential Community Service in Bodhgaya

For the past nine years, due to the kindness of one main benefactor, the FPMT Social Services Fund has been offering substantial grants toward the amazing projects of Root Institute, Bodhgaya, India, which directly benefit underprivileged individuals in the area. ... Read more »
Direct Support Offered to Tibetan Elders in India in 2020

Direct Support Offered to Tibetan Elders in India in 2020

The Need for Support Tibetans have been living in exile since 1959 when Communist China invaded Tibet, forcing 100,000 Tibetans to flee to India, Nepal, Bhutan and eventually elsewhere around the world. Many of the Tibetan refugees in India and ... Read more »
Update on 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project at Vajrapani Insititute, CA

Update on 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project at Vajrapani Insititute, CA

In December 2016, Vajrapani Institute, in California, US, launched the 5 Trillion Mantra Prayer Wheel Project. The prayer wheel, called the Compassion Wheel and standing 7 ft x 10 ft when completed, will contain 5 trillion (5,000,000,000,000) copies of OM ... Read more »
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