Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

Observing Passengers on a Plane

“When I’m on a plane I sometimes observe the other passengers. They’re trapped there for many hours but still keep so busy,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche shares in The Perfect Human Rebirth: Freedom and Richness on the Path to Enlightenment, part … read full article


Current Events

August 2015

21, 27 and 28 Teachings on Opening the Door to Liberation, at Tibet House, New York, USA. 7 pm to 9 pm

25 Guru Puja with Tsog, at Jewel Heart Center, New York, USA. 7 pm

The events above are being organized by Shantideva Meditation Center.  For more information, please email Shantideva Meditation or visit our website.

30 Long life initiation of Most Secret Hayagriva, 10am, 41 - 01 75th Street, Elmhurst, New York 11373, USA.

September 2015 - Latin America

September 5 – 12 “Essence of Nectar” lam-rim retreat, possibly including Great Medicine Buddha, Heruka Five Deity and/or Great Chenrezig initiations (initiations to be confirmed), Guadalajara, Mexico

September 18 Public talk on "Pacifying inner and external chaos", Centro Yamantaka, Colombia
September 19– 20 Lam-rim retreat, Centro Yamantaka, Colombia

September 25 Public talk on "Compassion in a Hostile World", Centro Shiwa Lha, Brazil
September 26 - 27 Lam-rim retreat, Centro Shiwa Lha, Brazil

November/December 2015

Teaching during the one month lam-rim retreat which is scheduled Nov 14 - Dec 14, Kopan Monastery, Nepal

Current Advice

Thought Transformation

A student wrote Lama Zopa Rinpoche: You have asked me to read an article about how to transform depression into the path and also to concentrate on purification practices like confession to the 35 Buddhas. I did not faithfully do … read full article


For more advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on a wide range of topics in the form of short talks and letters go to – Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

Recent Photos


Australia May-June 2015
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Kangaroo Island, Australia, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Australia May-June 2015
Padmasambhava statue and stupa at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Kangaroo Island, Australia, May 2015. Photo by Ven Thubten Kunsang. The center is on 1,200 acres of land in an islolated and quiet are of the island.

Australia May-June 2015
Lama Zopa Rinpoche offering a khata to Padmasambhava statue at De-Tong Ling Retreat Centre, Kangaroo Island, Australia, May 2015. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Recent Video


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.




Education: The Heart of FPMT

Mantras Available for Download

FPMT Education Services makes available many commonly used mantras which students can download freely for their personal use. Recently added are His Holiness the Dalai Lama Name Mantras (there are two available), Lama Tsongkhapa Name Mantra, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche ... read full article

Charitable Activities

Support Offered to Ganden Yiga Chozin, Nepal

On Saka Dawa this year, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered US$6,000 to FPMT’s Ganden Yiga Chozin in Pokhara Nepal. The center was negatively impacted by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent aftershocks which occurred right before the center’s busy tourist and ... read full article

FPMT Community News

News from Centre de Méditation Naropa, Tahiti

News from Centre de Méditation Naropa, Tahiti

Spiritual program coordinator Annie Green from Centre de Méditation Naropa in Tahiti shares news about the center’s recent July visit from FPMT-registered teacher Sixte Vinçotte: Sixte Vinçotte is living now in Italy where he is studying the Masters Program at ... read full article


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

The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings. 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 and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.

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 – Julio 2015

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 Service 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 – Avril 2015

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。


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