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.
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
The Wisdom Experience is the online home of Wisdom Publications with access to a rich collection of books, videos, podcasts and more.
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.
FPMT UK details of FPMT centres, groups and projects in the UK
Other Useful Resources
Foundations 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.
Study Buddhism This is a collection of translations and teachings by Dr. Alexander Berzin, and others 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.
Self-Compassion All-in-one resource for self-compassion. Official website for Dr. Kristin Neff, pioneering self-compassion researcher, author, and teacher.
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.
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.
Lam Rim Bristol The Lam Rim Bristol Buddhist Centre follows Buddhism in the Tibetan Gelug tradition taught by the Spiritual Director, the late Ven. Geshe Damcho Yonten. It offers regular evening meditation, talks and discussions and non-residential weekend courses, often on conjunction with Jamyang Bath (see current programme).