The Foundation for the Preservation
of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. We provide 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. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
The Maitreya Project Homepage
This contains detailed information about the Maitreya Project, including information of the background, the purpose, the extensive benefits, and the up-to-date news of the project. This page also provides a convenient means for those who would like to support the project by making donations.
Kopan Monastery
Kopan is the site of a thriving monastery of 300 Nepali and Tibetan monks as well as a place of study for the 150 nuns of the nearby Khachoe Ghakyi Ling Nunnery, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. And it is the wellspring of the FPMT, a network of some hundreds centres and activities world-wide, themselves expressions of the Buddha activity of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It was to this hill that these lamas first came with their first Western students in 1969. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a founder, gave his first public teachings at Kopan in 1971 to a group of twelve Westerners. This intensive one-month introduction to Buddhism became the model for the meditation courses now held throughout the year at Kopan.