Education is the very heart of FPMT. Through comprehensive study programs, practice materials, training programs, and scholarships, FPMT Education nourishes the development of compassion, wisdom, kindness, and true happiness in individuals of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, if you are wondering about the next step to take on your spiritual journey, please refer to the FPMT Education Programs page.

Chokhor Duchen is Upcoming: Practice and Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Swift Return

Study & Practice News | July 2, 2024 -
Chokhor Duchen, one of the four annual holy days of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha, takes place this year on July 9 or July 10 depending on the various Tibetan calendars. Both days are fine. On these holy days of Guru Shakyamuni … Read more »


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FPMT offers a vast range of Buddhist study programs available in FPMT centers and as homestudy or online through the FPMT Online Learning Center. From introductory courses to the highest philosophical texts, FPMT provides everything needed to learn, practice, and fully realize the Buddha’s teachings.

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FPMT Education Services has made available a variety of prayers and practice materials as downloadable PDFs and ebooks, printable cards and images, and downloadable audio files.

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Mantras, meaning “mind protection” are Sanskrit syllables, usually recited in conjunction with the practice of a particular meditational deity, and embody the qualities of the deity with which they are associated.

Sutras are records of teachings given by the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche has given extensive advice and instruction for caring for others (and ourselves) at the time of death, or during the process of dying.

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FPMT provides a wealth of opportunities enabling one access to Buddhist teachings and advice. You are welcome to take advantage of these resources, including video teachings, podcasts, advice pages, downloadable materials and more.

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As the Dharma takes root in the West, clear translations of Buddhist texts, prayers, and teachings are crucial. FPMT works with translators around the world to translate Tibetan texts into English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, and many other languages.

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FPMT Education Services has established the Education and Preservation Fund, Scholarship Fund, and Translation Fund to offer ways to sponsor and support our critical work.

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Our Buddhism FAQ page offers a place to learn about Buddhism in general, FPMT, and our Discovering Buddhism at Home series.


You can offer support with a donation to the Education and Preservation Fund, Translations Fund or Scholarship Fund.

FPMT Education Services works closely with the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive,
the official archive of the teachings of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.