Every month the Puja Fund sponsors pujas and offerings dedicated to the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; the removal of obstacles to all FPMT Dharma activities; FPMT students; benefactors of every FPMT center, service, and project, as well as their families; all beings who have passed away; and benefactors of the FPMT Puja Fund.
On the eighth day of every month of the Tibetan calendar, a Medicine Buddha puja is sponsored at Sera Je Monastery and offered by 2,000 monks. A small money offering, bread, and tea are given to every participating monk and the cost of light and torma offerings for the puja are sponsored.
On the twenty-ninth day of every month, an important day to offer protector pujas, forty of the most senior monks of Sera Je Monastery, who specialize in the practice of Most Secret Hayagriva, are sponsored to perform the Extensive Most Secret Hayagriva puja (Hayagriva Tsog Kong). This is an all-day puja with an elaborate torma offering, extensive prayers, and meditation. A money offering, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are given to each participating monk; and the Puja Fund also offers the cost of extensive torma offerings for the puja.
A new set of robes is offered every month to the precious Buddha statue inside the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya, India. Thanks to Root Institute for kindly organizing this every month.
Every month on the full moon the Puja Fund sponsors the offering of gold and robes to the most holy Jowo Buddha statue in Tibet.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has taught extensively on the benefits of offering to statues of Buddha. “If someone offers a small flower or rice to a Buddha statue, a stupa, or scripture then the benefit extends from then up to enlightenment. Amazing, amazing,” Rinpoche has said. “It is said in the sutra Piled Flowers, on top of that benefit, you achieve ultimate happiness, liberation from the causes of delusion and karma, and on top of that full enlightenment, all the realizations and omniscient mind.”
Please rejoice in these monthly pujas and offerings to Sangha and holy objects sponsored by the Puja Fund. These pujas and practices are a direct and important investment in FPMT’s current and future successes.
The Puja Fund was established by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to provide resources for pujas and offerings 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.
Learn more about the Puja Fund and FPMT’s other extensive charitable activity.