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The Sera Je Food Fund. Offering 3 meals a day to the 2600 monks at Sera Je Monastery for the last 18 years. The History The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Lama Osel entered Sera Je Monastery At that time there were 1,300 monks and the annual cost was about $25,000 .

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The Sera Je Food Fund

Offering 3 meals a day to the 2600 monks at Sera Je Monastery for the last 18 years


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The History

  • The Sera Je Food Fund began in 1991 when Lama Osel entered Sera Je Monastery

  • At that time there were 1,300 monks and the annual cost was about $25,000


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  • In 2008 Rinpoche took on the responsibility to offer dinner to each monk three meals a day to all the monks of Sera Je

  • Also last year Osel Labrang took over management of the food fund ensuring the quality of the food and managing all aspects of the cooking, preparing and buying the food

  • There are currently 2,600 monks benefiting from the food fund and the annual cost is $270,000


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Menu dinner to each monk

Breakfast

  • Tea and bread

    Lunch

  • Rice and dhal made with tomatoes and vegetables

  • Boiled egg

  • Large whole wheat bread and a banana are served every other day

    Dinner

  • Rice and vegetarian curry


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Take a second to rejoice… dinner to each monk

  • We offer over 2,500,000 meals a year to the monks at Sera Je

  • 7,800 meals every day

  • Since the food fund started we have offered over 10,000,000 meals

The cooks of Sera Je


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“Offering food to the monks of Sera Je is a way of collecting unbelievable merit because all the monks are the pores of the Guru.  They are all disciples of the same Guru – His Holiness the Dalai Lama. By offering to pores of the Guru one collects more merit than offering to Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, as well as numberless statues, stupas and scriptures.

If you offer with the recognition that they are the Guru's pores then that is an unbelievable way to collect merit. This is the easiest way to collect skies of merit by offering and this is the best business.”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche


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  • Nearly all FPMT collecting unbelievable merit because all the monks are the pores of the Guru.  They are all disciples of the same Guru – His Holiness the Dalai Lama. By offering to pores of the Guru one collects more merit than offering to Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, as well as numberless statues, stupas and scriptures. geshes come from Sera Je

  • It is out of respect for Lama Zopa Rinpoche and his support for Sera Je over the last 18 years that they kindly accept to teach in our centers

FPMT geshes with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Saranath


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Rinpoche with Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, who will soon enter Sera Je


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  • The Sera Je Food Fund is one of FPMT’s most important projects

  • Sera Je is the monastery from which most of our teachers and their teachers have come from

  • By supporting the monks of Sera Je in this way it has incredible benefit throughout the world by spreading and preserving the Mahayana teachings for the benefit of all beings


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Please help us continual this incredible offering to all the monks of Sera Je

For more information:

www.fpmt.org/projects/seraje

[email protected]

Personal thank you card from Rinpoche


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