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FPMT

FPMT Mandala of Universal Wisdom and Compassion

FPMT Mandala of Universal Wisdom and Compassion

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) serves the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama through service to sentient beings. This is achieved with spiritual guidance from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who together with Lama Thubten Yeshe, founded the FPMT in 1975 to help preserve the tradition of Mahayana Buddhism that enables one to bring all sentient beings to the highest happiness, not just for this life, but forever. 

This tradition, especially the lineage of Lama Tsong Khapa (1357-1419 ) as transmitted by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa, manifests through a worldwide organisation of centres, groups, projects and services. Learn more about it at http://www.fpmt.org/ 

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa

“This organisation is for all sentient beings.  Its main aim is to help Dharma knowledge-wisdom to develop in the human consciousness.  That is its only reason to exist” Lama Thubten Yeshe

The education programmes of the FPMT develop the individual through study, practice, behaviour and service. Within practice, retreat is vital. Our mind is usually so distracted that we cannot integrate what we learn through study. For this reason the FPMT emphasises retreat supported by study. 

Saraswati Buddhist Group is a study group of the FPMT.