Big Love Fund
A Fund to Support the Creative and Educational Projects of
Tenzin Ösel Hita
The person recognized as the incarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, was in his early life known as Lama Ösel. Today he prefers to be called simply “Ösel.” Ösel lives in Spain where he pursues his educational as well as other creative endeavors..
In 1986, when Ösel was just over one year old, His Holiness the Dalai Lama confirmed Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s observations that Ösel, son of Lama Yeshe’s students, María Torres and Francisco Hita, was the unmistaken reincarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe. Ösel was enthroned in March 1987 at Tushita Retreat Center in Dharamsala, India.
In 1991, at the age of seven, Ösel began his monastic education at Sera Je Monastery in southern India where he simultaneously received private tutoring in Western subjects. He continued his studies there until 2003, when he relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, to engage in a traditional Western education.
From 2004 to 2010, Ösel pursued many creative interests while living around Europe, including a Master’s Degree in documentary film-making and completing two cooking courses. Additionally, he blossomed as a musician during this time.
|The world has changed a bit, and so I’m trying to find a different way of communicating. One of the ways is through music, movies, and audio-visual techniques. In a movie, you can condense so many different stories …. Even just the sunset can be enough to give you peace to find a moment of meditation in yourself. There are so many different millions of possibilities in movies.|
In his 2011 message, included in the FPMT Annual Review, Ösel reflected on a very busy year. He said, “So many people welcomed and helped me everywhere I went and I really thank everyone especially those I didn't get to thank personally. I am looking forward to being much more in touch with everyone who has been helping me over the years, and I am so happy to be available to help wherever I can in the future.”
The Big Love Fund provides financial resources to support the educational and creative works of Ösel.
The annual cost for this fund is US$24,000.
Learn more about Ösel here.
|My job is to find new ways in which to discover the true nature of our being.... I’m trying to find a different way for this future generation.|
Latest News and Further Information on Ösel
Please keep up-to-date on Ösel, his activities, his interests, his musings, photos, videos, interviews, biographies, and much more! More....
May 2013: His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited FPMT International Office on Friday, May 10, prior to speaking at Maitripa College’s graduation ceremony. During the visit to International Office, His Holiness had a tour of the offices and was offered a body, speech, mind mandala by Tenzin Ösel Hita. More....
March 2013: Ösel wrote a letter to the FPMT family for the 2012 FPMT Annual Review. More....
December 2012: A new film by Ösel Hita and Matteo Passigato, Being Your True Nature, will be available for viewing on December 8, 2012. More....
November 2012: Ösel wrote a personal and heartfelt letter to the FPMT family. More....
November 2012: Ösel gave a talk called "Satisfaction and Challenging Your Limits" at ABC in Singapore. Watch the video, listen to the audio and see the photos from this talk.
How Can I Make a Donation?
To make a tax-deductible donation:
Or simply send your check in US dollars payable to FPMT Inc. and write “Big Love Fund” on the memo line.
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-4702
The Big Love Fund is 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.
For more information please contact: Holly Ansett, Charitable Projects Coordinator.