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For over 30 years, the monks and nuns of International Mahayana Institute have tirelessly helped bring the Buddha’s teachings to the far corners of this planet. Today, over 300 monks and nuns continue to serve as teachers, retreat leaders, directors, program coordinators, editors and counselors in FPMT centers worldwide.

The Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund was established to help support the monks and nuns within the IMI community. The goal of the Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund is to take care of the IMI monastic community by ensuring that:

  • The sangha are educated in Vinaya and Buddhist philosophy as a foundation for their spiritual development as well as in their role as spiritual guides to the larger Buddhist community.
  • The sangha have appropriate accommodation
  • The sangha have proper food and nourishment
  • The sangha have access to proper medical care
  • The sangha have a supportive environment and conditions for retreat
  • The sangha are cared for when sick and elderly

The support for the Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund over the last few years has had tremendous benefit and will continue to do so in the generations to come. Supporting the Lama Yeshe Sangha Fund helps the monks and nuns continue to study, to practice and to live a life in the Buddha’s footsteps.

“Even after death, whoever donates to this fund will get the merit of having contributed, for as long as the Sangha continues to exist.”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

If you would like to support the IMI community, you can donate here:

If you have any questions please email

* All donations to the International Mahayana Institute are tax deductible within the United States in accordance with IRS Tax Code article 501 (C)(3).