Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

FPMT Centers, Projects and Services Celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday

Celebrations of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, which is July 6 on the Western calendar, are taking place around the world. His Holiness is spending his birthday in Southern California in the US at the Global Compassion Summit. … Read full article


Current Events

June - July 2015 - Russia

June 30 Public talk "How to Find Peace", Ganden Tendar Ling, Russia

July 1 - 2  Teaching on the 3 Principles of the Path, Ganden Tendar Ling, Russia

July 3 - 5 Great Medicine Buddha initiation, Ganden Tendar Ling, Russia

July 2015 - The Netherlands

Hosted by Maitreya Institut, Loenen, The Netherlands

July 11 - 12 Teachings on the Essence of the Kadam

July 13 - 19  Heruka Five Deities Initiation

July 20 Long Life Puja

July 2015 - Denmark

July 24 - 25  Great Medicine Buddha initiation, Tong-nyi Nying-je Ling, Denmark

Current Advice

Thank You for Becoming a Nun

Lama Zopa Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who had just become a nun: My most dear, precious, kind, wish-fulfilling one, Thank you for your kind email, I am sorry for the long delay. You becoming a nun is … 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


Nepal Lawudo April 2015 for Photo Gallery
Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the Amitabha long life initiation at Lawudo Retreat Centre, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Nepal Lawudo April 2015 for Photo Gallery
Lama Zopa Rinpoche in front of his meditation cave at Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Rinpoche visited Lawudo for three weeks in April 2015, leaving on April 24, the day before the devastating Nepal earthquake.

Nepal Lawudo April 2015 for Photo Gallery
View of Himalayas from Lawudo, Nepal, April 2015. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Most of the buildings at Lawudo were significantly damaged by the major earthquake and aftershocks. The following photos were all taken before the earthquakes.

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

Shantideva Meditation Center Offers New Video Series

Shantideva Meditation Center Offers New Video Series

Shantideva Meditation Center in New York has recently started to offer short online videos to bring the wisdom of its visiting teachers to people outside of its geographic area.  Unlike recorded teachings, which could be a few hours long and more ... Read full article

Charitable Activities

Kopan Helping Hands Work Continues Despite Danger and Difficulty

Kopan Monastery and Nunnery have been actively involved since the very beginning with relief efforts for those devastated by the Nepal earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. The Nepal Earthquake Support Fund, set up by FPMT International Office at the request of ... Read full article

FPMT Community News

Tenzin Ösel Hita: ‘Lama Yeshe Is My Best Friend’

On February 19, Tenzin Ösel Hita, the recognized reincarnation of FPMT founder Lama Yeshe, made a surprise visit to Malaysian center  Losang Dragpa Centre  to participate in its Guru Puja for Losar, Tibetan New Year. Just before the puja began,  Ösel gave a ... 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 – Junio 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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