Offering One Thousand Buddhas to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

On May 24, 2023 Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been given the opportunity to offer a long life puja, on behalf of the entire FPMT organization, to His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Namgyal Monastery, Dharamsala, India.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is planning to offer one thousand statues of Shakyamuni Buddha and these beautiful statues are in the process of being made, gilded in gold, filled with mantras, painted, and consecrated in Nepal. As it takes time to make one thousand Buddha statues, Rinpoche will be initially offering a few hundred statues in the actual long life puja. The remaining statues will be offered over the next few months as they are completed.

“The heart thing, the most important thing, is to do what pleases His Holiness the Dalai Lama, no matter how many other billions of things we do. That’s the key, the heart.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Everyone has an incredible opportunity to be part of this offering of one thousand statues of Buddha to His Holiness. Rinpoche has said that the most important thing FPMT can do is to please His Holiness. In this way the whole organization will continue to have a strong connection to and receive guidance from His Holiness, who in actuality is Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion.

Sponsor a statue!

We would like to invite anyone to sponsor one of these statues (US$300 each) which will then be offered directly to His Holiness.


“Limitless Skies of Merit”

By offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, you are making offerings to all the buddhas and numberless bodhisattvas. This generates limitless skies of merit—every day and every second. It is unbelievably precious to be part of offering one thousand buddhas directly to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

By maintaining this close connection with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, all of our future lives will be like the sun shining. We will always be in the company of buddhas and achieve the highest realizations. This becomes the cause to achieve greater accomplishments and offer more extensive benefit to sentient beings in this and future lives.

These holy objects help other sentient beings easily purify inconceivable negative karma and create the causes for happiness and extensive merit, which brings them to enlightenment quickly by realizing the path up to enlightenment. The moment holy objects, such as statues of Buddha, are completed they become a field of merit for sentient beings. They become only a cause for others to achieve happiness. Imagine these 1,000 statues benefiting others around the world. 

In 2019 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, on behalf of FPMT, also offered one thousand Buddha statues to His Holiness and in recent teachings the statues were often seen in the livestreams, lined up behind His Holiness. These statues are not only an auspicious offering, but they are also very useful as His Holiness often gives the statues as gifts to people who visit him.

For more information about this project, please contact: Charitable Projects Coordinator.

The Offering One Thousand Buddhas to His Holiness the Dalai Lama fund is a sub-fund of the Holy Objects Fund, a project of FPMT Inc., and is administered by FPMT International Office located in Portland, Oregon, United States. All donations made to this fund are tax-deductible within the United States in accordance with IRS Code article 501(c)(3) to the extent allowed by law.