FPMT – Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

The FPMT is an organization devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.



Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is the collected works of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Publication of books of edited teachings for free distribution is one of the ways.

Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche began teaching at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1970. Since then, their teachings have been recorded and transcribed. At present we have more than 10,000 hours of digital audio and some 60,000 pages of raw transcript on our computers. Many recordings, mostly teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, remain to be transcribed, and as Rinpoche continues to teach, the number of recordings in the Archive increases accordingly. Most of our transcripts have been neither checked nor edited.



Sravasti Abbey

Sravasti Abbey

Fulfilling a lifelong vision to support Western sangha, Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron founded Sravasti Abbey in Newport, Washington in 2003 and serves as Abbess.

The Abbey’s mission is to nurture a flourishing monastic community where learning and practicing Buddha’s ancient teachings cultivate peace in the hearts of the residents and visitors and, by extension, in the world.

While monastic training is the focus, lay visitors are welcome to visit the Abbey. Countless others benefit from the Abbey’s Dharma outreach.

Sravasti Abbey is named for Sravasti, where the Buddha spent twenty-five Rains Retreats. It is called an “Abbey ” because male and female monastics train together as equals—brothers and sisters supporting each other on the Dharma path. We welcome your interest.

They also have live streamed video teachings and an archive of the weekly teachings.


A Monastery offfering teachings and meditation classes in Western Australia. They also have archives of streamed video teachings.



Official Office and Website of the 14th Dalai Lama

The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (OHHDL), known in Tibetan as Kuger Yigtsang, is the personal office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  It provides secretarial assistance to His Holiness and broadly speaking, is responsible for all matters related to His Holiness and acts on his behalf.

Among OHHDL’s main responsibilities are:

  1. Organization of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s schedule, including appointments and his travels within India and to different parts of the world;
  2. Handling all diplomatic, governmental and personal correspondence, on behalf of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  3. Acting as the liaison between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and officials of the Central Tibetan Administration

Maitripa College

Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon, offers graduate-level Buddhist Studies classes for part-time and full-time students through our Buddhist Studies MDiv programs, retreats and workshops with visiting scholars through our Extension Program, introductory classes in Buddhism through the Discovering Buddhism courses, and weekly public Dharma teachings and prayer services in the Jokhang Meditation Hall under the direction of Yangsi Rinpoche.

Maitripa Institute received legal authority in July 2008 from the State of Oregon to offer graduate degrees in Buddhist Studies. This approval means that Maitripa is now a College, and that its program courses are available for college credit. Maitripa is currently offering a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies and a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree. This achievement is the first step towards regional accreditation. We hope to expand this program into a fully-functioning accredited university in the future, and to continue the precedent of great scholarship in and practical application of this rich philosophical tradition in America.

If you live in – or plan to visit – the Portland, Oregon area and have an interest in Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhist scholarship, or meditation, please attend one of our events, take a class, or contact us for a tour of the College.

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