Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s New Advice on Israel and Palestine

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has offered new advice this week to bring peace to Israel and Palestine: “1. [The] Golden Light Sutra – this is the best one to read at this time; this brings healing for the whole area,” Rinpoche’s advice begins. … 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

Benefits of Offering Service to the Guru

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a talk to the recent European Regional Meeting in Italy which included this teaching on the benefits of offering service to the guru. We invite you to read the edited transcript of Rinpoche’s talk and watch Rinpoche giving this teaching on video.

An excerpt from the talk follows:

“Our reason to be here in Italy, at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, where the director, the SPC [spiritual program coordinator], all the staff here, with FPMT Italy arranged to receive His Holiness to give all the different teachings. Everything went so well. Unbelievable, unbelievable accomplishment, service. Wow. People have really enjoyed. The happiness they normally achieve is just external, sensual, attachment, just like that, nothing new, just the same story, from beginningless rebirths. His Holiness is sooo extremely pleased. It went extremely well, and so I want to say from my heart, billions, zillions, trillions, numberless thanks! Billions, zillions, trillions, numberless thanks! It’s really wonderful, the best accomplishment, as an individual and as an organization.

“So of course, body and mind is under the control of karma and delusion, in the nature of suffering, so of course [we have] tiredness, feel worn out – these things happen. During beginningless rebirths we did not achieve liberation from samsara; we created the cause of these contaminated aggregates. But what I want to tell you, what you have to understand, is that many eons of negative karma have been purified. Sooo many eons of negative karma, heavy negative karma has been purified through bearing much hardship, serving the teachings of the Buddha, sentient beings, the guru, or Compassion Buddha. Sooo many eons, from beginningless rebirths, so many years of negative karma is purified. You have to understand, you have to rejoice about that. So the more you feel difficulty, the more you feel tiredness, whatever happens – oh, it’s great purification.”

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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.

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.





July FPMT International Office e-news Out Now!

We invite you into the July FPMT International Office e-news!  In this month’s e-news, you can: Read and/or watch the video of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice about the Benefits of Offering Service to the Guru. Read about the important new ... Read full article

FPMT Projects

Puja Fund is a Heart Project of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Puja Fund is one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s heart projects. An incredible amount of pujas are continually offered by as many as 15,650 Sangha and dedicated to the success of the whole FPMT organization (every single FPMT center, project, ... Read full article

Mandala Magazine

Medicine Buddha Practice for Sickness and Poor Health

Sickness and poor health are experiences shared by all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age or any other markers of identity that can separate one from another. When it comes to advice for combating sickness and poor health, Lama Zopa ... 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 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 – 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

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.