FPMT Mongolia’s Current Projects

FPMT MONGOLIA’S CURRENT PROJECTS

Shedrub Ling Center, Ulaanbaatar – Teaching Dharma to lay people. 3 teachings sessions and 2 meditation session every week. Various pujas at the 4 special days (lunar calendar) every month. Visiting prisons. Managing Dolma Ling Nunnery. Administrative Office of FPMT Mongolia, including fund raising. Providing English language classes to about 250 students. Managing the Stupa Café’ and the Dharma Store.

Golden Light Sutra Center, Darkhan – Strong Dharma study group, involved in discussions and group studies with the support of different media, in the second city by population. With the support of occasional visiting teachers. The core group of students also support Aryadeva Center in Erdenet and organize regular classes for children following the Universal Wisdom Education curriculum

Aryadeva Center, Erdenet – This is the newest FPMT Center in Mongolia and follows the development model used by GLSC. Erdenet is the third city by population in Mongolia and Aryadeva Center is the only place where city resident can learn and practice Dharma. Due to the geographical vicinity, Golden Light Sutra Center students are supporting it with regular visits.

Dolma Ling Nunnery, Ulaanbaatar – This is one of only two nunneries existing in Mongolia today. The nuns at Dolma Ling are committed to a personal schedule of practice and study, plus daily prayers and leading the group prayers at Shedrub Ling 4 times a month. FPMT provides for their daily needs.

Enlightening Mind Publications, Ulaanbaatar – Translating, transliterating and publishing Dharma texts in modern Mongolian script. Since its inception has published 27 books.

Idgaa Choizinling, Ulaanbaatar – Since 2001, FPMT has been providing for the monks’ food for this monastery, without interruption. At the moment there are 50 monks residing at the monastic college in Ulaanbaatar, while many are in South India, furthering their studies.

Lamp of the Path NGO , Ulaanbaatar – At present managing the Soup Kitchen – free lunch to about 80 homeless and destitute people; the Health Clinic – providing free basic medical care to about 450 people; the Children Development Program – providing educational support to children of various ages, during the time of day when they are not in school and the Tailors’ Cooperative – providing training and a job to single mothers who would not earn their living otherwise.