Official Website of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 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.
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) 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.
Mandala Magazine 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.
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive 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.
The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom The Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom provides programmes and resources that promote: mindfulness and self-awareness; emotional intelligence and resilience; empathy, kindness and social responsibility; harmonious and caring relationships; a greater sense of well-being and purpose
Wisdom Publications 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.
International Mahayana Institute 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 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.
Foundation of Buddhist Thought An integrated correspondence course that provides a structured approach to bring together your knowledge and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Established in 1999 and recently updated, it has over 600 graduates worldwide. This precious two-year course offers study, supportive moderators, Q & A sessions with Geshe Tashi, meditation, learning activities and online discussion. Geshe Tashi Tsering, Jamyang Buddhist Centre’s teacher and course creator, is renowned for making Buddhism accessible and relevant to modern day life.
Talking Buddhism Talking Buddhism aims to preserve and make the Buddha’s teachings freely available to a wider audience. We have an extensive archive of teachings given over the years at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London. We house this in MP3 format for free download on the Internet Archive.
Land of Joy Retreat Centre, Northumberland
Saraswati Study Group, Somerset
Togme Sangpo Study Group, Findhorn (email only)
Yeshe Study Group, Cumbria (email only)
Maitreya Heart Shrine Relic Tour (now closed, but you can still read about it)
Other Useful Resources
Vajra TV 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.
Berzin Archives 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.
Bath Buddhist Group The Bath Buddhist group was established nearly forty years ago and aims to promote an interest in Buddhism and to encourage its study and application. It seeks to embrace all main schools of Buddhism.