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.

We are affiliated with the FPMT. Founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this is an international organisation of over 140  teaching and retreat centres, hospices, publishing houses, and animal sanctuaries.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
COVID-19 Crisis Teachings

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

Going overseas? Find your Dharma family at FPMT centres around the world. You can search by region to find centres and study groups to connect with in both metropolitan and country areas.

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 prayers and pujas for the deceased, and year round meditation courses.

FPMT Affiliates in SE Queensland

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

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.

Benefiting Beings Through Wisdom

An outreach group of Chenrezig Institute, operating in Brisbane CBD. Set up by registered FPMT teacher Alan Carter.

FPMT centre located on the north side of Brisbane. Primarily a hospice service, but they also lead regular guided meditations and weekend courses.

FPMT hospice service on the Sunshine Coast.

National FPMT Groups

FPMT Australia

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

De-tong Ling
Retreat Centre

A unique retreat centre in the pristine environs of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia via Adelaide. Group retreats such as “Kopan Downunder” as well as opportunities for long-term solitary retreat.

The Great Stupa

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 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 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!

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

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

Contact details for all the Buddhist groups and centres in QLD, from all traditions of Buddhism. The Tibetan/Vajrayana centres are all English-speaking. Chung Tian is the largest Mahayana Buddhist centre in QLD, and has a small English speaking program, and is a great day-trip.

Founded KR Geshe Tashi Tsering, who was an FPMT Resident Teacher for 18 years at Chenrezig Institute and also taught here at Langri Tangpa Centre. Since his ‘retirement’ he has started his own school of mind-science located in Spring Hill.

 Rongton Buddhist Centre

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

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


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

FPMT Centres in Australia & New Zealand

Atisha Centre

Bendigo, VIC

Tara Institute

Melbourne, VIC

Shen Phen Ling Buddhist Group

Wodonga, VIC

Potowa Buddhist Group

Wagga Wagga, NSW

Vajrayana Institute

Sydney, NSW

Kunsang Yeshe Centre

Blue Mountains, NSW

Buddha House

Adelaide, SA

Hayagriva Centre

Perth, WA

Tara Meditation Centre

Bunbury, WA

Gyalwa Ensapa Study Group

Broome, WA


Hobart, TAS

Chandrakirti Meditation Centre

Nelson, NZ

Mahamudra Retreat Centre

Coromandel, NZ

Amitabha Hospice

Auckland, NZ

Dorje Chang Institute

Auckland, NZ

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 science and compassion. Very helpful for overcoming addiction and trauma.

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