Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Advice on Guru Devotion

“Guru devotion is the quickest way to collect the most extensive merit, the means to achieve enlightenment,” Lama Zopa Rinpoche once told a group of students at Kopan Monastery. “Of course, the main thing is having the right motivation, bodhicitta, … Read full article


Upcoming Events

August 2014

August 27 – September 1  100 Million Mani Retreat, hosted by FPMT Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (the retreat runs from Aug 17 – Sept 18)



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

Three New Advices

Peace in the World:  Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered advice to help bring peace to Israel and Palestine.

Extensive Advice on Practices to Dispel Fire:  Last month, Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered advice regarding the wildfires that were burning in Washington State, US, close to a number of students’ homes. We’ve combined that advice with advice which Rinpoche gave in 2007 so you have a complete set of Rinpoche’s advice on practices to do in case of fire.

FPMT Mission Statement: Lama Zopa Rinpoche wished to update the FPMT Mission Statement in order to make it clear that FPMT’s mission of preserving the Mahayana tradition includes listening to correct teachings of the Buddha, then reflecting, meditating on, practicing and actualizing those teachings – and then with that experience, spreading the teachings to sentient beings.  The FPMT Inc Board has now finalized the edits, so we are delighted to share the updated FPMT Mission Statement.



Recent Photos


UK Leeds and London July 2014
Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving in UK, June 30, 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

UK Leeds and London July 2014
Lama Zopa Rinpoche taking a walk in the park on his first morning in England, July 1, 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

UK Leeds and London July 2014
Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the potential site of Land of Joy, Northumberland, UK, July 2, 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Recent Video

Lama Zopa Rinpoche talk about the benefits of offering service to the Guru, June 2014
Video extract from a talk by Lama Zopa Rinpoche at the European regional meeting in ILTK, Pomaia on 19th June 2014 on the benefits of offering service to the Guru. We invite you to read the edited transcript of Rinpoche’s talk at

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.





August FPMT International Office e-News out Now!

Welcome to the news and updates in the August FPMT International Office e-News! In this month’s e-news you’ll find: New advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche The opportunity to donate to the annual long life puja for Lama Zopa Rinpoche How ... Read full article

FPMT Projects

2500 Monks Enjoy 3 Vegetarian Meals Every Day

Every day, many volunteers at Sera Je Monastery shop, prepare, offer and clean up after each of the three meals offered to all 2,500 monks through the Sera Je Food Fund. The cost of offering all the food to all ... Read full article

Mandala Magazine

Langri Tangpa Centre’s ‘Feast of Amazing Events’

“Langri Tangpa Centre near Brisbane, Australia has had a feast of amazing international teachers and events this year,” reports student Carolyn Mason. “Maybe it is the blessing of the center’s wonderful new altar put in last year, carefully following advice ... 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 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 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 – Juin 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

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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.