The creation of holy objects for world peace is a key priority among Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization. FPMT Education Services makes available many resources related to creating and offering to holy objects.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has explained: “My wish is for FPMT to build many holy objects everywhere, as many as possible. Making it so easy for sentient beings to purify their heavy negative karma and making it so easy for sentient beings to create extensive merit, which makes it so easy to achieve the realizations of the path and so easy to achieve liberation and enlightenment.”
Holy Object Resource Guides and Information
- Prayer Wheels
- Prayer Flags
- Information on microfilm for stupas and prayer wheels
- Guide for filling and consecrating your holy object
- To order Buddhist microfilm
- “The Inside Story: Microfilm, Holy Objects, and the Passion of Tai Vautier,” a Mandala online feature
Further Reading on Holy Objects
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice regarding holy objects can be found on his Advice Page as well as in the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive’s Online Advice Book.
- Benefits of Having Many Holy Objects by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- The Benefits of Making Prayer Wheels by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Benefits and Practices Related to Stupas and Statues Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3
- An Essay on Relics by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Essential Mantras for Holy Objects by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice on Circumambulation compiled by Ven. Sarah Thresher
- Lama Zopa Rinpoche translated Padmasambhava’s Instruction on Offerings to Stupas, which details the benefits of prostrating to, circumambulating, making offerings, and offering service to stupas.
- The Wheel of Great Compassion: The Practice of the Prayer Wheel in Tibetan Buddhism edited by Lorne Ladner, foreword by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Extensive auspicious offerings are made to holy objects by many FPMT centers, projects, and services around the world. Please rejoice in some of this amazing activity!
You can explore more resources and information about holy objects on FPMT.org:
The Holy Objects Fund contributes to world peace and harmony by supporting the building of statues, stupas, prayer wheels, and large thangkas:
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