The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, non-profit organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service.
His Holiness is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the welfare of the Tibetan people, focusing on the survival of their identity, culture and religion. Explore here how His Holiness fulfills these commitments through his various activities his public talks, widespread international visits and publications.
Mandala Magazine is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Mandala publishes exclusive articles to supplement our print publication. Each issue features several articles available only online so check back often.
LYWA is the Archive of FPMT. It contains the recordings and transcripts of Lama Thubten Yeshe’s and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings dating back to the early 1970s. You can read transcripts, view photos and listen to teachings.
Wisdom Publications is dedicated to making available authentic Buddhist works for the benefit of all. We publish translations of the sutras and tantras, commentaries and teachings of past and contemporary Buddhist masters, and original works by the world’s leading Buddhist scholars. We publish our titles with the appreciation of Buddhism as a living philosophy and with the special commitment to preserve and transmit important works from all the major Buddhist traditions.
IMI is an FPMT community empowered to respond to, and take care of the needs of its family of monks and nuns through the development of quality education programs, harmonious monastic communities, effective communications, financial support, and advocacy. The guiding vision of International Mahayana Institute is to provide people all over the world who want to practice the Buddhist path as a monk or nun with places to be and ways to do that.
Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. The monastery, established in 1969 by the FPMT founders, has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visiting Western foreigners. The first of what would become annual month-long (November-December) meditation courses was held in 1971. These courses generally combine traditional Lam Rim teachings with informal discussion and meditation.
Milarepa Center is the only FPMT retreat center on the Eastern seaboard. Located on 276 acres of wooded mountainside and rolling fields, overlooking the Connecticut River valley in Barnet, Vermont. Named for an 11th century Tibetan yogi famed for attaining enlightenment in a single lifetime, the center was founded in 1981 by students of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. For more information on there newest retreat cabin, please click here.
Tibet House US aims to promote and preserve Tibetan culture by serving as both a cultural center in New York City and an online global resource for those interested in Tibetan civilization.
The mission of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center, Inc. is to promote research and scholarship in Tibetan Buddhism and advance the preservation of the Tibetan cultural heritage by making its literary tradition widely available in the form of digital images.
VajraTV serves as a connecting point and a common platform for Buddhists and students of Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism worldwide. VajraTV is currently the single largest source of online Buddhist teaching videos watched all over the world.
Snow Lion distributes hundreds of Dharma products related to Tibetan religious practice and culture, including video and audio media of teachings by Tibetan lamas, thangkas and other wall hangings, statues of buddhas, ritual items, prayer beads, T-shirts, meditation cushions, prayer flags, posters, and postcards.
The Berzin Archives is a collection of translations and teachings by Dr. Alexander Berzin primarily on the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Covering the areas of sutra, tantra, Kalachakra, dzogchen, and mahamudra meditation, the Archives presents material from all five Tibetan traditions: Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug, and Bon, as well as comparisons with Theravada Buddhism and Islam. Also featured are Tibetan astrology and medicine, Shambhala, and Buddhist history.
Heartwood Prayer Wheels is pleased to offer handmade prayer wheels built according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist specifications and made in accordance to the instructions of Venerable Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Also known as Mani wheels, our prayer wheels contain the Tibetan Buddhist mantra “Om Mani Padme Hung.” Turning a prayer wheel creates extensive benefits for all beings because prayer wheels are the manifestation of the Compassion Buddha’s holy speech.
The Compassion Center provides meditation classes in Staten Island to address stress, depression, emotional and physical issues, anger, grief, lack of self-confidence, and other issues. People can go on a regular basis to find calm, quiet, peace, and address the problems in one’s life.