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.
Logo for FPMT - the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahaya Tradition
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.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche 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

Our FPMT sister centre in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, near Eudlo. Courses, retreats, arts workshop, garden of enlightenment and stupa, cafe and bookshop.
Benefiting Beings Thru Wisdom

An informal group run by Alan Carter in West End, Brisbane. Learn to meditate, enhance love and compassion, better relationships, increased joy in life.

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

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

National FPMT Groups
All the FPMT centres listed in one place! Join online classes around Australia, information about national tours, Discovering Buddhism retreats, special events like Guru Bhumtsok, and resources for Australian centres and students.
Located near Bendigo, Victoria, this will be the biggest stupa in the southern hemisphere. International retreats and initiations are held here, as well as annual special events such as the Illumin8te Festival of Lights and the Vegecarian Festival
A unique retreat centre in the pristine environs of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia via Adelaide. Group retreats, annual Lamrim Courses and long-term solitary retreat facilities.
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 during life and at their passing.

FPMT Online Teachings
Advice Book

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!
Collated Teachings

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

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

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 of Queensland

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, now in Bowen Hills.
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)

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
Adelaide, SA
Pure Land of Amitabha
Buddha Hospice
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.

Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

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

Corey Jackson

CEB trainer and PhD candidate researching mindfulness and emotion regulation. Qualifications in Psychology, Sanskrit and Tibetan Language.

Glen Svensson

Graduate of the 7-year Masters Program in Advanced Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra. Leads retreats around the world in a clear and structured teaching style.

Wim Hof Method

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

Dr. Gabor Mate

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

Thubten Chodron

Pioneering American Buddhist teacher and founder of Sravasti Abbey, currently assisting His Holiness the Dalai Lama with The Library of Wisdom and Compassion book series.

Digital Thangka

A student of Andy Weber, using traditional grids and drawing processes, jewel-like vibrant art weaving Tibetan tradition with modern technology.

Buddha Weekly

Regular collated in-depth articles both academically and visually a wealth of information. With many quotes from great masters, videos of the mantras. Get the add-free version!

Byron Katie

The Work is a method of inquiry born directly from Byron’s experience, allowing you to access the wisdom that always exists within you.