Helpful Links to the Community

International FPMT Community

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

Everything you need to stay connected with His Holiness! The official website that has links to apps, social media, news updates and touring schedule.


Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. Founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, an international organisation of over 140 teaching and retreat centres, hospices, publishing houses, and animal sanctuaries.

COVID-19 Crisis Teachings

Extensive advice from Rinpoche, video teachings on thought transformation, interspersed with vignettes from Kopan and many stories from Rinpoche..

Centre Directory

Going overseas? (We wish!) But you can still find your Dharma family at over 160 FPMT centres around the world. Search by region to find centres and study groups to connect with in both metropolitan and country areas.

Kopan Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s home monastery in Nepal, and host of the famous month-long lamrim “November Course”, with a monastery and nunnery that you can request pujas for the deceased.

FPMT in SE Queensland
Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Our FPMT sister centre near Eudlo. Accommodation, courses, retreats, arts workshop, garden of enlightenment and stupa, cafe and bookshop.

Gold Coast

Outreach group of Langri Tangpa Centre, started by long-term students Pearly Black and Jordan Zea. Meeting in a private home, with special events at the local library.

Brisbane CBD
Benefitting Beings Through Wisdom

Outreach group of Langri Tangpa Centre, started by long-term students Pearly Black and Jordan Zea. Meeting fortnightly in a private home, with special events at the local library.

FPMT hospice located on the north side of Brisbane. Primarily a hospice service, but they occasionally lead retreats on caring for the dying.
Sunshine Coast

FPMT hospice service located on the Sunshine Coast. they have Sangha who can visit for spiritual care of the dying.

National FPMT Groups
FPMT Australia

Information about upcoming national tours, Discovering Buddhism retreats, special events like Guru Bhumtsok, and resources for Australian centres and students.
Detong Ling Retreat Centre

A unique retreat centre in the pristine environs of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia via Adelaide. Group retreats and long-term solitary retreat.
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Located near Bendigo, Victoria, this will be the biggest stupa in the southern hemisphere. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Australian retreats are held here.
Liberation Prison Project

The Australian contact for this international service, writing to and supporting those in prison, with Dharma materials, Buddhist books and chaplaincy visits.

Australian Sangha Welfare Fund

Support for Australian FPMT sangha’s health and welfare, including through fund-raising so that our precious sangha can get practical help when they need it.
Enlightenment for the Dear Animals

The main resource page for several FPMT groups benefiting animals around the world, including Australia. Includes information on how to best help your pets.

FPMT Online Teachings
Online Advice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice for modern life, collated under topical subject areas. Pithy, relevant – just about everything you wanted to ask about in short letters and teaching excerpts!
Correspondence Courses

Comprehensive Buddhist study on all levels from beginners meditation courses to masters level philosophy. Correspondence courses include readings, videos, and online discussions.

Rinpoche LIVE

The FPMT Youtube channel with an abundance of teachings from Rinpoche, complete courses, Discovering Buddhism videos, annotated teachings, and translation into several languages.

All the booklets from LYWA, as well as many favourites such as Lama Yeshe’s “Introduction to Tantra”, as well as parenting and children’s books, and practice booklets and sadhanas.

Other Tibetan Buddhist Groups in Brisbane

Buddhist Council QLD

Contact details for all the Buddhist groups and centres in QLD, from all traditions of Buddhism.
TKSL School of Buddhist Science

Founded KR Geshe Tashi Tsering, former Resident Geshe at Chenrezig Institute for 18 years, who also taught here at LTC. On ‘retirement’ he started his own school in the CBD.

Rongton Buddhist Centre

A Tibetan Buddhist group in the Sakya tradition located on the north side of Brisbane, established by Lama Choedak Rinpoche.


Buddhist Education Services for Schools (BESS) is a volunteer organisation offering non-denominational Buddhist education in Queensland state schools.
Rigpa Brisbane

A Tibetan Buddhist group in the Nyingma tradition, located on the north side of Brisbane.

Other FPMT Centres in Australia
Bendigo, VIC
Atisha Centre
Melbourne, VIC
Tara Institute
Wodonga, VIC
Shenphen Ling Study Group
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Potowa Buddhist Group
Sydney, NSW
Vajrayana Institute
Blue Mountains, NSW
Kunsang Yeshe Centre
Adelaide, SA
Buddha House
Perth, WA
Hayagriva Centre
Bunbury, WA
Tara Meditation Centre
Broome, WA
Gyalwa Ensapa Study Group
Hobart, TAS
Chag-Tong Chen-Tong

Extraordinary Resources

Study Buddhism

The next generation of the Berzin Archives. A wealth of Buddhist information and in-depth explanations

Leigh Brasington

Neurological correlates of jhanas and concentration. Authentic Buddhist concentration and insight practices delivered at university.

Princeton Biofeedback Centre

Dissolving Pain; Simple Brain Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain. By Les Fehmi, Ph.D. and Jim Robbins.

Wim Hof Method

Cold therapy and hyper oxygenation. This is the Dutch guy that can effortlessly walk in Antarctica in bare feet!

Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

B. Alan Wallace and others exploring the nature and potential of consciousness, secular / scientific calm-abiding.

Dr. Gabor Mate

Human development through the lens of both science and compassion. Very helpful for overcoming addiction and trauma.

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