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Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Community Health Systems, Education, Health

Mission: 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 Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Target demographics: build a more compassionate world

Geographic areas served: 62 different countries

Programs: mediation centers, study groups, and charitable projects providing education and community service.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition was founded in 1975 by Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, who began teaching Buddhism to Western students in Nepal. I personally took a 13 module Discovering Buddhism course and it was wonderful! I feel so much more peaceful and satisfied in my life after discovering what Buddhism is. I highly recommend it to anyone that is curious, because it's a great way to start your spiritual life, with this course.



Rating: 5

FPMT is an incredible organization benefiting so many people by offering dharma, qualified teachers, incredible texts, teachings and also the amazing array of social projects that not only help by offering the staples of life: food, clothing and shelter but also benefit in the ultimate sense, by helping to purify negative karat. My life has been completely changed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the work of FPMT. Thank you for everything that you do.

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Rating: 5

FPMT has some of the most amazing Charitable Projects that benefit so many, from offering all the food to all the monks in Sera Je Monastery for as long as the monastery exists, to saving animals that would otherwise be killed, to building holy objects, supporting schools in Asia, hospices around the world and healthcare in India, Nepal and Mongolia.

I am always impressed with how much they are trying to help in so many ways.