Charitable Projects 2021

Mahabodhi stupa at Land of Medicine Buddha with holy object artist Gelek Sherpa and Ven. Samten sitting at the base. The stupa received a grant for US$25,000 in 2021, and an amazing US$212,053 in total over the years through the Stupa Fund. Photo courtesy of Land of Medicine Buddha.
Mahabodhi stupa at Land of Medicine Buddha with holy object artist Gelek Sherpa and Ven. Samten sitting at the base. The stupa received a grant for US$25,000 in 2021, and an amazing US$212,053 in total over the years through the Stupa Fund. Photo courtesy of Land of Medicine Buddha.
Kadampa stupas surrounding the Mahabodhi stupa at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel California.
Kadampa stupas surrounding the Mahabodhi stupa at Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel California.
Jangchub the horse was saved from being put down due to a disability, and is now enjoying her new home at Aquila Nero Animal Sanctuary in Italy. The Animal Liberation Fund has sponsored her food for the year.
Jangchub the horse was saved from being put down due to a disability, and is now enjoying her new home at Aquila Nero Animal Sanctuary in Italy. The Animal Liberation Fund has sponsored her food for the year.
Khadro-la and Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing goats in Maratika, Nepal, April 25, 2021. The goats were saved by Rinpoche in 2018 and have been cared for since through the Animal Liberation Fund. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Khadro-la and Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing goats in Maratika, Nepal, April 25, 2021. The goats were saved by Rinpoche in 2018 and have been cared for since through the Animal Liberation Fund. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche writing out the Prajnaparamita in pure gold, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, August, 2021. The materials used are sponsored by the Prajnaparamita Project. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche writing out the Prajnaparamita in pure gold, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, August, 2021. The materials used are sponsored by the Prajnaparamita Project. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing a sick elderly woman in Maratika, Nepal. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing a sick elderly woman in Maratika, Nepal. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.
Images of the food distribution on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday, Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, India, July 2021. Photo courtesy of Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement.
Images of the food distribution on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday, Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, India, July 2021. Photo courtesy of Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement.
Food offered to 125 families in need at the Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, India, July 2021. This offering, made on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday was sponsored through the Social Services Fund. Photo courtesy of Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement.
Food offered to 125 families in need at the Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, India, July 2021. This offering, made on His Holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday was sponsored through the Social Services Fund. Photo courtesy of Paonta Cholsum Tibetan Settlement.
Elders of Jampaling Elder’s Home, Dharamsala, India. The home received US$13,914 from the Social Services Fund to cover a budget shortfall for 2021.
Elders of Jampaling Elder’s Home, Dharamsala, India. The home received US$13,914 from the Social Services Fund to cover a budget shortfall for 2021.
An elder of Dhondenling Old People Home, Kollegal, India. The home received US$28,314 to cover most of it's operation budget shortfall for 2021.
An elder of Dhondenling Old People Home, Kollegal, India. The home received US$28,314 to cover most of it's operation budget shortfall for 2021.
Sera Je monks consecrating new ambulance sponsored by the Social Services Fund for Tsojhe Khangsar Hospital, Bylakuppe, India.
Sera Je monks consecrating new ambulance sponsored by the Social Services Fund for Tsojhe Khangsar Hospital, Bylakuppe, India.
Participants during the long life puja offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on April 19 at Kopan Monastery.
Participants during the long life puja offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche on April 19 at Kopan Monastery.
Khadro-la participating in the April 19 long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
Khadro-la participating in the April 19 long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kopan Monastery. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
Ven. Roger Kunsang offering a mandala to Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the April 19 long life puja at Kopan Monastery, supported by the Long Life Puja Fund. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
Ven. Roger Kunsang offering a mandala to Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the April 19 long life puja at Kopan Monastery, supported by the Long Life Puja Fund. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.
The Animal Liberation Fund offered a grant of US$20,000 for the continual care of all the animals at Taru Gayphel Tsogspa Animal Welfare Society in Taru, Leh, Ladakh.
The Animal Liberation Fund offered a grant of US$20,000 for the continual care of all the animals at Taru Gayphel Tsogspa Animal Welfare Society in Taru, Leh, Ladakh.
A goat shed at Kopan Monastery's Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal.
A goat shed at Kopan Monastery's Animal Liberation Sanctuary, Nepal.
Participants in the 108 Nyung-na retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini in 2021. This was the tenth 108 Nyung-na retreat sponsored by the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund.
Participants in the 108 Nyung-na retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini in 2021. This was the tenth 108 Nyung-na retreat sponsored by the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund.
A Sera Je monk wearing equipment to monitor brain activity with Prof. Bruno Neri, part of a Sera Je Monastic University, India, and University of Pisa, Italy, partnership, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Mind Science Academy.
A Sera Je monk wearing equipment to monitor brain activity with Prof. Bruno Neri, part of a Sera Je Monastic University, India, and University of Pisa, Italy, partnership, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Mind Science Academy.
Monks from Sera Je Monastic University and University of Pisa Professor Bruno Neri are part of a collaborative research effort on meditation, which is connected to the work of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Mind Science Academy, Sera Je Monastery, India, 2019. Photo courtesy of Mind Science Academy. The project has been supported by the FPMT Education and Preservation Fund.
Monks from Sera Je Monastic University and University of Pisa Professor Bruno Neri are part of a collaborative research effort on meditation, which is connected to the work of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa’s Mind Science Academy, Sera Je Monastery, India, 2019. Photo courtesy of Mind Science Academy. The project has been supported by the FPMT Education and Preservation Fund.
Local children receiving meals offered by the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in Nepal.
Local children receiving meals offered by the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in Nepal.
The temple at Ngari Institute, Ladakh, Nepal, which will provide modern education to underprivileged children in the region. Grants through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund & Social Services Fund supported the temple's construction.
The temple at Ngari Institute, Ladakh, Nepal, which will provide modern education to underprivileged children in the region. Grants through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund & Social Services Fund supported the temple's construction.
Sangha at Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Supporting Ordained Sangha fund has helped provide food for the monks with annual grants since 2018.
Sangha at Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Supporting Ordained Sangha fund has helped provide food for the monks with annual grants since 2018.
Puja being offered at Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Puja being offered at Shalu Monastery, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Since 2015, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been supporting the currrent reincarnation of Domo Geshe Rinpoche, pictured right, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, with daily food offerings and covering the salaries of some of Domo Geshe Rinpoche's teachers.
Since 2015, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been supporting the currrent reincarnation of Domo Geshe Rinpoche, pictured right, through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund, with daily food offerings and covering the salaries of some of Domo Geshe Rinpoche's teachers.
Residents of Kopan Monastery's Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal having a meal. One of the projects supported through the Social Services Fund.
Residents of Kopan Monastery's Animal Liberation Sanctuary in Nepal having a meal. One of the projects supported through the Social Services Fund.
Classroom at Sagarmatha School in Nepal.
Classroom at Sagarmatha School in Nepal.
Outdoor activities at Sagarmatha School, Chailsa, Nepal.
Outdoor activities at Sagarmatha School, Chailsa, Nepal.
Students of the Sagarmatha School, Chailsa, Nepal.
Students of the Sagarmatha School, Chailsa, Nepal.
Hillside view of the Sagarmatha School grounds, Chailsa, Solo Khumbu, Nepal. The school educates 170 children. It has been receiving support through the Social Services Fund since 2015.
Hillside view of the Sagarmatha School grounds, Chailsa, Solo Khumbu, Nepal. The school educates 170 children. It has been receiving support through the Social Services Fund since 2015.
Offerings at a Guru Lakhang in Chailsa, Solo Khumbu, Nepal.
Offerings at a Guru Lakhang in Chailsa, Solo Khumbu, Nepal.
Auspicious items being blessed for filling the new stupa at Rabgayling.
Auspicious items being blessed for filling the new stupa at Rabgayling.
Some of the monks of Thame Monastery, Nepal, a monastery supported by the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund. Photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the monks of Thame Monastery, Nepal, a monastery supported by the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund. Photo taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the young nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal. Photo taken prior to COVID-19. The nunnery receives support through the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund.
Some of the young nuns of Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery, Nepal. Photo taken prior to COVID-19. The nunnery receives support through the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund.
Monks during the 2020 Gelug Examination.
Monks during the 2020 Gelug Examination.
Participants in the 2020 Gelug Examination. Annual grants are offered through the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund for daily food, travel costs, and stipends for all of the main teachers in the Gelug tradition.
Participants in the 2020 Gelug Examination. Annual grants are offered through the Lama Tsongkhapa Teachers Fund for daily food, travel costs, and stipends for all of the main teachers in the Gelug tradition.
Community prayers and recitation of Amitabha mantra at Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement, under tents without a community hall. The building process for a community began in April 2020, with partial support from a Social Services Fund grant.
Community prayers and recitation of Amitabha mantra at Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement, under tents without a community hall. The building process for a community began in April 2020, with partial support from a Social Services Fund grant.
Site of the new community hall for Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement being built with partial support through the FPMT Social Services Fund.
Site of the new community hall for Dhondenling Tibetan Settlement being built with partial support through the FPMT Social Services Fund.
Writing mantras on the life tree of the stupa at the Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement in pure gold.
Writing mantras on the life tree of the stupa at the Rabgayling Tibetan Settlement in pure gold.
Through the Holy Objects Fund, a 35-foot stupa has been sponsored for the Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement, Hunsur, India. All of the grant funds came from the legacy offerings of a FPMT nun who passed away. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised for the stupa project, which is being dedicated to the nun.
Through the Holy Objects Fund, a 35-foot stupa has been sponsored for the Rabagayling Tibetan Settlement, Hunsur, India. All of the grant funds came from the legacy offerings of a FPMT nun who passed away. Lama Zopa Rinpoche advised for the stupa project, which is being dedicated to the nun.
Monks of Maratika Monastery studying.
Monks of Maratika Monastery studying.
Sangha at the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in Nepal. The Practice and Retreat Fund has sponsored annual 100 million mani retreats since 2009.
Sangha at the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery in Nepal. The Practice and Retreat Fund has sponsored annual 100 million mani retreats since 2009.
Some of the monks in front of Maratika Monastery. Thanks to a grant from Unione Buddhista Italiana, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offered US166,394.66 towards expansion of the monks' accommodation.
Some of the monks in front of Maratika Monastery. Thanks to a grant from Unione Buddhista Italiana, the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offered US166,394.66 towards expansion of the monks' accommodation.
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