FPMT Puja Fund
The merit that is created from all these pujas is also your merit. So you can dedicate all these merits to having realizations and to achieve enlightenment.
Ongoing Pujas to Benefit All
The FPMT Puja Fund was established by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to provide resources for continuous pujas (offering prayer ceremonies) dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to the success of all the FPMT centers, projects, services, students, benefactors and those serving the organization in any way.
Each month, pujas are performed by as many as 9,000 Sangha. The enormous number of Sangha engaged in these practices is an extremely powerful means to overcome obstacles and create merit for the entire organization.
Additionally, monthly and annual offerings are organized for powerful holy objects in Nepal, Tibet, and India.
Global Puja Fund Practices
The extensive range of practices and pujas that are offered in India, Nepal and around the world through the Puja Fund is astounding. As Charitable Projects Coordinator, Ven. Holly Ansett, recently commented, "It is like Rinpoche has taken on the personal responsibility to care for all the main holy objects in the world on behalf of FPMT."
- Annual 100,000 Tsog Offerings to Padmasambhava
- Annual recitation of 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras
- Annual recitation of the Kangyur
- Monthly extensive Medicine Buddha Puja
- Monthly Extensive Hayagriva Puja
- Monthly offerings to the Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath stupas
- Monthly offering of robes and gold to the Buddha statues in Tibet and Bodhgaya
- Incredible array of pujas and offerings during the 15 days of Losar
- Incredible array of pujas and offerings during the month of Saka Dawa
- Incredible array of pujas and offerings during Chokhor Duchen
- Incredible array of pujas and offerings during Lha Bab Duchen
All of the pujas are performed on auspicious days of the Tibetan calendar. On these days, virtuous karma is increased as much as 100 million times. When the pujas are performed, Sangha read extensive dedications prepared by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and offer the merit to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and to the removal of obstacles to FPMT’s Dharma activities. Merit is also dedicated to FPMT students, benefactors of centers, projects and their families, to all who have passed away, and especially to the benefactors of the Puja Fund.
|So far, these offerings and pujas have not been publicized much, but I would like to make it known so that other people can participate in making these extensive offerings. The offering to all these monasteries happen continuously, every year, every month. My idea is for these offerings and pujas to continue forever or for as long as the monasteries exist. Please if you make offerings, please think in this way and dedicate and you can also remember on the actual day that the pujas are happening, rejoice and dedicate. This is the best business, the best way to create most extensive merit.|
The sponsorship of these pujas also helps support the monasteries and nunneries involved, as well as the Sangha offering the prayers. The annual expense for the pujas is over $45,000. Up until now, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has happily covered nearly all these costs. Now you can join Rinpoche in sponsoring these importand and beneficial pujas.
Ven. Roger Kunsang, FPMT's CEO, recently commented, "It is really quite an inspiring list [of pujas offered] and thousands of monks are involved. They are all disciples of the one Guru so the merit is vast. You can’t get enough zero’s on the biggest calculator [to show how much merit]!"
By contributing to the Puja Fund, and making your own dedications and offerings, you become part of the incredible continuous practice of pujas offered by thousands of monks and nuns around the world for the benefit of all.
The annual cost of this fund is currently estimated at $USD45,000 which is needed in order to be able to sponsor all scheduled pujas and offerings.
April 2013: Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund offered US$65,187 to the FPMT Puja Fund. More....
Secret Hayagriva Puja: Every month on the Tibetan 29th day, an important day to offer protector pujas, The Puja Fund sponsors about 40 of the most senior monks of Sera Je Monastery, who specialize in the practice of Most Secret Hayagriva, to offer the Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva puja (Hayagriva Tsog Kong). More....
Monthly Medicine Buddha Puja: Every month on the Tibetan 8th day The Puja Fund sponsors the 2,000 monks of Sera Mey Monastery to offer Medicine Buddha puja dedicated FPMT centers, projects, services; all students who are ill or having life obstacles; benefactors of The Puja Fund and to all beings. More....
November & December 2012: In November, on Lha Bab Duchen (Buddha’s Descent from Tushita), the Anniversary of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche’s passing, and on the the full solar and lunar eclipses the Puja Fund sponsored a variety of pujas and auspicious offerings. Additionally, in December, on Lama Tsongkhapa Day, light offerings were sponsored at Ganden Monastery. Read the full story....
July 2012: On Chokhor Duchen (Day 4 of Month 6, commemorating Lord Buddha’s first teaching) the Puja Fund sponsored the following at Sera Je and Sera Mey Monasteries in India. More....
February 2012: On Losar (the Tibetan New Year), the Puja Fund sponsored the following. More....
April 2011: Watch a video of a Grand Hayagriva Puja which was dedicated to Lama Zopa Rinpoche's quick recovery by all of the Sera Je Monastery monks.
Puja Fund list of Activities: You may view an extensive list of the pujas and practices sponsored by the FPMT Puja Fund here.
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 “Puja Fund” on the memo line.
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214-4702
The Puja 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.