Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Making Offerings to the Pretas

“How can you make your life beneficial for your most kind, precious mother sentient beings, especially the pretas, and receive all happiness of the three times, including liberation from samsara and the great liberation – peerless, full enlightenment?” asks Lama Zopa Rinpoche … Read full article


Upcoming Events

July 2014

5 – 6  Teaching: Making Life Meaningful, Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, UK

10   Teaching: Enlightened Courage – The Buddha’s Path of Wise Compassion, Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK

11 – 13  Heruka Five Deities Initiation, Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK

16  a Long Life Puja will be offered to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, UK


Sept – Oct 2014

September Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia – Talk on ‘Purification, Healing and Joyful Living’

September 7, 8, 9  Chenrezig Institute, Queensland, Australia – Great Chenrezig Initiation

September 13 – 19 Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia – CPMT meeting

September 20Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia – Public Talk on ‘The Bodhisattva Attitude’

Sept 25 – Oct 23 Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia -  Bodhicaryavatara and Rinjung Gyatsa Retreat



Current Advice

Taking Care of Sentient Beings Is the Most Meaningful Life

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote a thank-you letter to the volunteers who had made the recent Light of the Path retreat go so well.  Rinpoche’s focus is on how meaningful it is to serve sentient beings:

“My very dear, very precious, very kind wish-fulfilling ones,

Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for your really beautiful, amazing, joyful dedication; really beautifully done, all your service, well done!

Taking care of sentient beings from the heart: so this is the really most meaningful life. Cherishing sentient beings and serving them as well as serving the teachings of Buddha to educate sentient beings to practice and actualize the path, in order to free them from the oceans of samsaric sufferings, not only that, but to achieve the peerless happiness, the state of omniscient mind. … Therefore, what you are doing is most pleasing to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, by cherishing sentient beings and taking care of them and serving them … wow … wow … wow.”


Read the full letter


Recent Photos

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, June 9, 2014. Photo by Piero Sirianni.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arriving in Italy, June 10, 2014. Photo by Piero Sirianni.

Waiting for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to arrive, Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia, Italy, June 10, 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Recent Video

Lama Zopa Rinpoche talk about karma and emptiness of flowers
Lama Zopa Rinpoche talking about the karma and emptiness of some amazing flower offerings at Kachoe Dechen Ling. 6 June 2014 Filmed by Ven.Roger Kunsang and Ven.Thubten Kunsang

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the worldwide network of 160-plus centers, projects and social services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe.

Read more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche including: updates on his health, news blog, photosvideosscheduleadvice and how to contact.





2014 International Merit Box Grant Award Winners!

The 2014 International Merit Box grant award winners have been chosen! Fifteen projects which further the mission of FPMT have gotten much-needed funding support thanks to the generosity of Merit Box practitioners. $54,743 in grants have be distributed for the ... Read full article

FPMT Projects

History in the Making: Supporting the Nepal Buddhist Federation

In 2006, for the first time in the history of the Nalanda Tradition, Nyingma, Kagyü, Sakya and Gelug traditions have formed an umbrella organization called Nepal Buddhist Federation (NBF). Since then, NBF has been engaging in many activities, including organizing ... Read full article

Mandala Magazine

FPMT Education Services Updates Webpages

To help FPMT students around the world access the resources they need, FPMT Education Services have been working to restructure the pages, links and downloads on the FPMT Education Services sections of You can find links to prayers and practices, sutras ... Read full article

What is the Foundation for the
Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition?

The FPMT is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. We provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

Die Stiftung zur Erhaltung der Mahayana-Tradition hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, diese buddhistische Tradition und ihre Werte weltweit zugänglich zu machen. Unsere Organisation bietet Unterweisungen des tibetischen Buddhismus, Meditation, soziale Dienstleistungen, Klausurzentren und Projekte, die dazu beitragen, diese Tradition zu erhalten. Sie hat ihre Grundlage in der Gelugpa-Überlieferung der Lehren des tibetischen Meisters Tsongkhapa, die wir in Form der Unterweisungen von Lama Yesche, des Gründers dieser Organisation, und unseres spirituellen Leiters Lama Zopa Rinpotsche weitergeben.

Im Folgenden finden Sie eine Liste von Zentren und deren Website in Ihrer bevorzugten Sprache.

La Fundación para la preservación de la tradición Mahayana (FPMT) se dedica a la transmisión de la tradición y valores budistas mahayana en todo el mundo a través de enseñanzas de budismo tibetano, meditación, servicio a la comunidad, centros de retiro y proyectos que preservan la tradición. La FPMT está basada en la tradición guelugpa de Lama Tsong Khapa del Tíbet, tal como nos han enseñado nuestro fundador, Lama Thubten Yeshe, y nuestro director espiritual, Lama Zopa Rimpoché.

A continuación puede ver una lista de los centros y sus páginas web en su lengua preferida.

Noticias de la FPMT – Junio 2014

La Fondation pour la Préservation de la Tradition du Mahayana (FPMT) est une organisation consacrée à la transmission dans le monde entier de la tradition et des valeurs du bouddhisme du mahayana, par l’enseignement, la méditation, les œuvres à caractère social, les centres de retraite et les projets qui préservent la tradition. La FPMT est fondée sur la tradition guéloukpa de Lama Tsongkhapa du Tibet, telle qu’elle a été enseignée par notre fondateur Lama Thoubtèn Yéshé et notre directeur spirituel, Lama Zopa Rinpoché.

Visitez le site de notre Bureau de traduction pour les traductions, conseils et nouvelles en français.

Voici une liste de centres et de leurs sites dans votre langue préférée

Nouvelles du Bureau International de la FPMT – Mai 2014

La Fondazione per la Preservazione della Tradizione Mahayana (FPMT), opera per diffondere in tutto il mondo i valori e la tradizione buddhista attraverso gli insegnamenti del buddhismo tibetano, la meditazione, i centri di ritiro, le attività a carattere sociale e vari progetti mirati a preservare la tradizione stessa. L’FPMT si basa sul lignaggio Gelugpa e sugli insegnamenti del maestro tibetano Lama Tzongkhapa così come sono stati trasmessi dal nostro fondatore Lama Thubten Yeshe e dal direttore spirituale, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Di seguito potete trovare un elenco dei centri e dei loro siti nella lingua da voi prescelta.

FPMT News Aprile

護持大乘法脈聯合會(簡稱「護聯會」) 立足於創辦人圖敦.耶舍喇嘛與導師梭巴仁波切所傳授的宗喀巴大師之格魯派傳統,藉由西藏佛教的教授、 共修、公益服務、閉關道場以及護持法脈的事業,在全球弘揚大乘佛教的教法與價值觀。


Today’s Date

Merit Box Project The power of Rinpoche’s bodhichitta coupled with the effectiveness of Rinpoche’s projects makes the Merit Box an essential method for committed FPMT students to accumulate merit by practicing generosity towards the purest object, the Guru. more…


Work a Day This year we celebrate Saka Dawa on June 4 and we are inviting you to contribute to Work a Day for Rinpoche, a fund that supports Rinpoche’s beneficial programs and projects. By dedicating your virtuous activities on Saka Dawa towards the realization of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s compassionate wishes and donating your salary from that day to the fund, you are able to make a meaningful contribution towards benefiting all beings.

is a magnificent 500ft/152m bronze statue in the form of Maitreya Buddha. The statue is being built to last at least 1,000 years, providing an enduring monument to the quality of loving-kindness. The purpose is to bring as much benefit as possible, for as long as possible – spiritually, in education and healthcare, and economically, through the direct and indirect creation of employment opportunities.