Skip directly to content

International Merit Box Project


To cultivate generosity as part of a daily practice, as well as foster an international spirit of harmony and cohesion amongst the FPMT community, FPMT International Office is happy to present the International Merit Box Project. The International Merit Box Project is a wonderful opportunity for you to plant the seeds of the perfection of generosity on a daily basis. Not only are you building your own virtuous actions, but your actions are increased by the amount of people you are assisting through the amazing and far-reaching activities of our leader, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
The actual practice is easy!
  1. Place Merit Box on your altar or other convenient location
  2. Generate your motivation with Bodhichitta
  3. Make offering (the physical amount isn't as important as blessing it with your mind)
  4. Dedicate the merits 
DONE!  Practice every day to maximize your benefit! 
Then, before Lama Tsongkhapa Day in the late fall, we’ll collect the filled boxes here at the Center and send in the contributions to provide Dharma to other sentient beings! 
How your Merit Box donations are used:  
Over the past 16 years, The Merit Box project has collected and distributed more than $1,000,000 to FPMT projects around the world.   
Our own dear Kadampa Center has received extremely helpful grants for 4 of the 5 Light of the Path retreats! Last year alone, we received $8,717 to host the retreat for more than 200 people! 
The grants support some wonderful projects at FPMT centers, such as: 
  • In London, a Repaying the Kindness initiative, which brought caring to caregivers through programs like yoga, counseling, celebrations, group trips, and art therapy. 
  • In Australia, developing a training program for Caregivers for providing Buddhist inspired spiritual care to the sick and dying.   
Grants have also supported building stupas, statues and retreat cabins, translating sacred texts, publishing books, supporting Sangha, providing educational opportunities.  As you can see, the incredible International Merit Box project benefits so many sentient beings around the world. 
Don’t miss this AMAZING opportunity to transform your mind! 
Get your free International Merit Box today located in the lobby on a shelf near the library. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has also kindly written a book to help guide you in your practice.  

Your part…

Take a Merit Box and booklet to your home and place offerings in it throughout the year. You may turn your donations into the Center by putting your coins in a zip lock bag and placing in the designated box when announced in the winter each year.

Thanks so much!