Karuna is a Buddhist-based organisation committed to the relief of suffering and is affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

About FPMT

FPMT is an international affiliated network of centres, projects, and services. This network includes urban centres, retreats, monasteries, nunneries, publishing services, hospices and other services and projects functions dedicated to achieving  the FPMT mission which is to preserve and spread Mahayana Buddhism worldwide.

Auspicious Beginnings

FPMT  was founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, both Tibetan Buddhist monks. The Foundation is devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice, and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.

The organisation provides integrated education through which people can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service.

FPMT is committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.

FPMT, Inc. is the non-profit religious corporation incorporated in the State of California, USA.  FPMT International Office is the the headquarters of the FPMT organization, and the corporate office and principal place of business of FPMT, Inc.

Lama Thubten Yeshe

FPMT Inc. is an international non-profit organisation devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service. The organisation provides integrated education through which people’s minds can reach their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

FPMT is committed to creating harmonious environments and to helping all beings to develop their full potential of wisdom and compassion.

The organisation is based on the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as taught by its founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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