FPMT projects are located all over the world. Funds for its construction, maintenance and development are provided by FPMT students and Dharma teachers from around the globe.
The Bodhicitta Fund allows Lama Zopa Rinpoche's compassionate service to others to flourish. All offerings from this fund are used for the creation of sacred objects throughout the world; sponsors young tulkus, high lamas and Sangha in India, Nepal, Tibet and the West; supports centers, projects, and services of the FPMT; sponsor Dharma retreats and events, fund animal releases, and much more.
Bodhicitta Fund, by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The objective of this fund is to return the kindness of Lama Yeshe, founder of the FPMT, by offering economic resources that allow Tenzin Ösel Hita to continue with his projects.
Big Love Fund
The FPMT organization was founded to follow the advice and to support His Holiness the Dalai Lama in every possible way. The FPMT offers a Long Life puja each year at an event where his Holiness is invited to teach at an FPMT center, or elsewhere. On these occasions, traditional offerings and money offerings are also made, all organized by the international office of the FPMT. Accumulated merit by offering a Long Life bid causes students to make their master stay with them longer. Due to all this, all FPMT centers contribute to the Long Life bid.
Long Life Puja for Sainthood from him the Dalai Lama
Having the continuous guidance of the Guru depends on the merits of the disciples. Harmony among students is the essential practice for creating the cause of the Guru's long life. In addition to striving to develop harmony among ourselves, the centers, study groups, projects, and the FPMT students themselves, we offer a Long Life puja to our kindest and immeasurably precious Spiritual Director, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, each year after a meeting of the CPMT and/or the November course at the Kopán Monastery.
Long Life Puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche
The International Mahayana Institute (IMI) has established the Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund which, thanks to generous benefactors, is helping the Institute's FPMT Western Sangha to become suitably qualified teachers to teach and serve sentient beings. Currently the Fund can support a small group of Institute members who have no other means or benefactors.
Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund
It provides support to the ordained Sangha (Monks and nuns) as well as Monasteries and nunneries. The Funds are used to provide support for food, shelter, education, health and practices.
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Ordained Sangha Support Fund
The Lama Tsong Khapa Teachers Fund was established at the behest of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to help support all leading teachers in the Lama Tsong Khapa tradition. Unless the lamas receive support from their students or benefactors, they have nothing; nor do they receive remuneration from their monasteries. This fund was created for them.
Lama Tsong Khapa Teachers Fund
The fund for social services benefits others through scholarships offered mainly in India, Nepal, Tibet and Mongolia. The funds are offered to social service projects such as schools, hospitals, soup kitchens, nursing homes, orphanages, and many more.
Fund for Social Services
The Animal Liberation Shelter is a 52,000 m2 park, created on land adjacent to the FPMT Monastery in Kopán (Nepal). The purpose of the shelter is to house animals that were going to be sacrificed so that they can live their entire life cycle in peace and obtain a more favorable reincarnation. The shelter has been created at the behest of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Shelter Project for the Liberation of Animals
The Fund for Sacred Objects contributes to the creation of sacred objects for world peace. the fund provides funding to help build stupas, statues, prayer wheels and giant thangkas.
Fund for Sacred Objects
Stupas are erected in all ancient Buddhist countries and are unique in sacred architecture. The stupa is the quintessential symbol of Enlightenment, the paramount sacred structure in all Buddhist traditions. The Stupa Fund was established to finance the construction of stupas around the world.
Fund for Stupas
Prayer wheels have been a part of Tibetan Buddhist culture for thousands of years. Unfortunately many of these mighty wheels of Tibet have been destroyed in the last fifty years. The Mani Wheel Fund helps provide funds to both individuals and groups to build prayer wheels in their local communities.
Prayer Wheel Fund
The Puja Fund was created by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to provide resources for periodic pujas (offering ceremonies) dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to the success of all FPMT centers, projects, services, students , benefactors and those who offer service in the organization in any way, and for all beings.
The Project consists of the complete transcription of the Prajnaparamita in pure gold, in order to clear the obstacles for the construction of the Maitreya statue in India.
Prajnaparamita writing project
The FPMT Education Fund supports talented and creative work of exceptional merit, which reinforces the FPMT's long-term goals and vision for education. The main areas of support are scholarships, curriculum development, and the organization of empowerments and oral transmissions identified by Lama Zopa Rinpoche as essential to preserving the Dharma.
Fund for Education and Preservation of the Dharma
Qualified teachers and professionals are essential for the successful transmission of the Dharma throughout the world. FPMT Educational Services has developed a wide range of educational programs to meet the needs of each student, and continues to develop new programs that preserve lineage and educate the next generation. The Education Fund provides the funds necessary to create our general education programs and assists FPMT centers and students enrolled in FPMT programs, enabling them to become FPMT Dharma teachers, meditators, and practitioners.
As the Dharma takes root in the West, clear and accurate translations of classical texts are of crucial importance. The FPMT Translation Fund supports this critical work by translating the original Tibetan into English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Mongolian, and other languages. These translations support the FPMT Master's program and the Basic Program, provide essential practice materials that have been supervised by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
FPMT Translation Fund
The Lineage Preservation Fund provides the means through which the Mahayana teachings can be transmitted from Tibetan lamas to their students by sponsoring empowerments and oral transmissions that Lama Zopa Rinpoche has identified as essential for the preservation of the Dharma.
Fund to preserve the lineage
The purpose of the Maitreya Project is to provide the maximum possible benefit, for the longest time, both in the spiritual field and in that of education, health and economy, through the creation of employment. The Maitreya Project was one of the projects most esteemed by Lama Yeshe. It includes the construction of a magnificent bronze statue, in the form of the Maitreya Buddha, 152 meters high. The statue is being built to last 1,000 years, thus providing a lasting monument to the fundamental virtue of compassion. The Maitreya Buddha statue and his throne-building will offer the public temples, exhibition halls, a museum, a library, an audiovisual theater and hospitality services. A public hospital will be built with the intention of supporting the medical services currently provided by the government. Once the statue is built, it will directly and indirectly create the circumstances for continued economic stability, as well as social and spiritual renewal, in and around the project site. There are currently two Maitreya projects in India. One in Bodhgaya, the other in Kushinagar.
The Maitreya Project
The Merit Box Project is a way to accumulate incredible merit by developing generosity and helping to fulfill Lama Zopa Rinpoche's wishes by directly contributing to his personal projects. Get your Box of Merits at the Center and find out about the benefits.
The Merit Box Project
Lama Zopa Rinpoche initiated the FPMT Mongolia Project in late 1999, specifically to revive Buddhist culture in Mongolia, and to help provide support, food, and education to the population below the poverty level. More information and images about this important project can be found on the FPMT Mongolia page.
In the West there are very few places that meet the criteria for a successful solitary retreat. The Land of Shine in California is such a place. Please consider supporting the tradition of long retreats in the West by making a donation. Your help directly benefits meditators in the long run, and contributes to the maintenance and development of the land. Students require time and resources to undertake a retreat. The obstacles to entering retirement can be enormous. The way to clear obstacles and create the cause for entering a successful retreat is to contribute to the success of another. Your donation to Land of calm Abiding will benefit those there and create the cause for your own successful retreat.
Land of Calm Abiding
Donations to other Lama Zopa Rinpoche projects help support numerous beneficial activities not described above. This includes supporting the work of the FPMT International Office: advancement of educational services for FPMT, managing charitable projects, expanding our online resources, and serving FPMT communities around the world. The Fund also provides for urgent needs from ongoing commitments and grants from FPMT charitable projects, as well as new projects and unforeseen needs not considered elsewhere. As you can imagine, Rinpoche's beneficial activity is never ending and extremely extensive, the more we help Rinpoche the more Rinpoche will be able to help all beings!
Giving where it is most needed