There are many ways to express generosity:
慷慨 generøsitet vrijgevigheid suuremeelsus kagandahang-loob hào phóng 寛大な générosité generosità Großzügigkeit щедрость generosidade kemurahan generositet gavmildhet Generozitatea
Express generosity with your own International Merit Box kit, translated into eleven different languages-click here for the list
Generosity in Action Worldwide
In order to cultivate generosity as part of a daily practice, as well as foster an international spirit of harmony and cohesion amongst the FPMT community, FPMT International Office is happy to present the International Merit Box Project. The original Merit Box Project began in 2001, and every year thousands of dollars are collected from FPMT students, centers and projects worldwide, and disbursed through grants to eligible FPMT projects and initiatives.
By growing the number of participants all over the world, we hope to also widen the array of projects eligible to benefit from these kind donations. The project is a tangible example of generosity and community in action: FPMT students worldwide practicing together in order to benefit the efforts of the entire organization.
International Merit Box Project donations are collected beginning on Lama Tsongkhapa Day each year (December 8 in 2012), and continuously until March 31 of the following year.
Eligible projects may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a grant application after November 1, 2012. Applications are due March 31, 2013. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is involved in the application review and approval process, which takes place in April. Disbursements are made starting in May of each year.