FPMT Study Group means:

FPMT study groups are groups which are using this status as a probationary period before a group becomes a legal entity and a full FPMT Center (or project or service, as appropriate for the group). FPMT Study Groups are not yet affiliated to the FPMT, and therefore do not have the same responsibilities as a center, financially or administratively. FPMT Study Groups are required to work towards becoming a FPMT center (or project or service, as appropriate for the group).

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist traditions and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. 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. FPMT is committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings to develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

FPMT’s organization is based on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT is guided and inspired by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

FMPT has its affiliated Dharma centers, study groups and organizations all over the world. Its Kopan monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal provides home for 360 monks, lamas, teachers and workers, as well as a place of study and reflection for numerous students and visitors.

To find out more visit fpmt.org