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"The essence of the guru is wisdom: the perfectly clear and radiant state of mind in which bliss and the realization of emptiness are inseparably unified."

Lama Yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) transmits the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through Tibetan Buddhist teachings, meditation, community service, Buddhist retreat centers, and projects that preserve the tradition. FPMT is based on the Gelugpa Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Lama Zopa Advice

We are very happy to announce that after a long drought, new content is online at FPMT Radio! Go to FPMT Radio to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama's recent teachings in Miami.

Help needed! Until a Food Fund was set up, most monks at Sera Je never had a full stomach. Now, they are better nourished. This makes a big difference to the energy they can expend on their studies. Please keep this going by making an offering to the Sera Je food Fund. Click here to learn more about life at Sera Je.

New at Shop FPMT a selection of Nepalese and Tibetan handcrafted jewelry.


The October/ November issue of Mandala Magazine is now available featuring "Animal Life" and "Living with the Devil".

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been requested to assist with the survival of a nunnery and a monastery in the remote Tsum valley of Nepal. Read about this incredible place and the dedicated and impoverished Sangha who call it home.

Watch an FPMT streaming video documentary to explore the history and future of FPMT and the Mahayana Tradition.

May whoever sees, touches, remembers, or even thinks or talks about this home page never be born in the lower realms, receive only perfect human rebirths, meet a perfectly qualified Mahayana virtuous friend, and quickly achieve Guru Buddha's enlightened state.