Staff group photo 2017Join us in our efforts to support Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of preserving the Mahayana tradition in the holy land of Bodhgaya!

The Challenge

Taking care of a harmonious spiritual community is like looking after a small village. Behind the scenes, there are many expenses which are necessary to keep things running smoothly. The cost of our many 'background expenses' can be quite high. As a Friend of Root Institute, your monthly sponsorship will help tremendously in ensuring a steady stream of support that can lead to better budgeting, increased efficiency, and more help for other year-round programs. This means your donation will go further.

Your monthly Friends of Root Institute sponsorship will help us continue to:

  • offer Dharma courses, pilgrimages and retreats
  • build and maintain our holy objects
  • support our local Indian staff & their families
  • support the Sangha
  • care for our liberated animals who live with us
  • upkeep our accommodations, facilities and grounds

From our hearts, THANK YOU!


Giving Levels

Chenrezig: $10 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free breakfast during your 5-day stay at Root Institute
  • Friends of Root Institute newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Tara: $21 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 3 or 4 day course at Root Institute + breakfast
  • Friends of Root Institute newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Maitreya: $50 /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 3 or 4 day course at Root Institute for 1 person + breakfast
  • Corresponding free stay at the Stupa Garden of Compassion for 1 person
  • Friends of Root Institute newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

Manjushri: $100+ /month

  • Dedication for your life’s success at regular pujas
  • Free 10-day course at Root Institute for 2 people + breakfast
  • Corresponding free 10-day stay at the Stupa Garden of Compassion for 2 people
  • Friends of Root Institute newsletter with project updates on how your donation is being used

To become a Friend of Root Institute, simply click 'enrol now' to set up your monthly gift via the FPMT donation page.

To explore giving to one or more of our three social projects, please visit our Social Service page.