About the FPMT

“May whoever comes into contact with this community discover what they are truly seeking; be it healing, friendship, meaning, confidence, an entryway into deeper understanding, a vehicle for kindness, or simple good-hearted fun.”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the FPMT

Lama Yeshe Ling is part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) an international Tibetan Buddhist organization started by two Tibetan masters, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in the 1960’s. In the early years, FPMT was a tightly-knit family of a handful of students looking for answers and two ground-breaking lamas who had profound answers to give. It grew as students decided to bring back what they had learned to their local communities, and FPMT centres began springing up around the world. We are now an international community of over 150 centres in 37 countries with retreat centres, Buddhist and Universal educational programs, publishing houses, monasteries, and social service projects, and we are still a family.

FPMT Mission Statement 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. The FPMT provides 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. The FPMT is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founders Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.