Buddhism

Buddhist philosophy is about cultivating compassion, wisdom, kindness and genuine happiness. We offer courses, retreats, drop-ins and opportunities for group practice to fulfill the needs of both beginners and experienced practitioners. 

We offer the introductory courses Introduction to Buddhist Meditation and Buddhism in a Nutshell, as well as the two-year study program Discovering Buddhism and Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment course. 

We offer drop-ins which allow a more open format and flexibility. Come and meditate and interact with Venerable Michael, or join our group practices. We also offer a course and drop-ins in tantric visualization meditation. Last but not least, we organize weekend courses with visiting teachers who are registered FPMT teachers.  

Our events are in line with Wisdom Culture that is infused with the wisdom and compassion of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The key points of the FPMT Wisdom Culture are:

  • Openness and breadth in presenting the Dharma. Lama Yeshe’s teaching style was non-traditional, yet completely pure in source and content. 
  • Detail and depth of instruction. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching style emphasizes how to practice and making each moment deeply meaningful through bodhichitta and emptiness. 
  • The FPMT Wisdom Culture encourages realization of the lam-rim teachings in the heart, not just intellectual study.
  • Constant practice of merit accumulation and purification. These practices are emphasized as essential to bringing temporal happiness and preparing the mind for realization.
  • Reliance on tantra; encouraging students to have spiritual confidence.
  • Respect and support for ordained Sangha. We consider ordained Sangha essential to the tradition.
  • Cultivation of a close family feeling. FPMT is a worldwide family of practitioners, united by our culture, devotion to our teachers, and standard practice materials.
  • Thinking big. We cultivate the wish to be of great benefit to countless beings, and then put that wish into practice!
  • Big love. Cherishing others. Imparting a universal love for all beings.

Upcoming Buddhist events

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04maj10:0017:00How to Develop Bodhicitta & Transforming Problems: One Day RetreatA day focused on meditation practices to cultivate a calm and focused mind.

05maj10:0015:00Recitation of "Chanting the Names of Noble Mañjuśrī" and other versesA day focused on recitation practices!

05maj16:0017:30Death and Rebirth Teachings Online with Venerable Robina How to face death without fear? Explore online with Venerable Robina.

07maj18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

08maj18:0020:00How to Develop Bodhicitta & Transforming Problems: 7 week courseWelcome to module 10 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about how to develop the mind of awakening, bodhicitta

10maj(maj 10)16:3013(maj 13)10:00Nyung-nä: Retreat for experienced practitionersNyung-nä retreat is an intensive purification retreat that includes fasting, precepts, prostrations, prayers, mantra recitation, and offerings

11maj15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.

14maj18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

15maj18:0020:00How to Develop Bodhicitta & Transforming Problems: 7 week courseWelcome to module 10 of the Discovering Buddhism study program in which you will learn about how to develop the mind of awakening, bodhicitta

18maj09:0018:00Animal liberation and picnic at Fellingsbro stupaAnimal liberation is not only about saving animals from the immediate threat, but also giving them Dharma.

18maj15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.

21maj18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

22maj18:0020:00Wisdom of emptiness: 4 week courseEmptiness is the true nature of everything. But this does not mean that nothing exists. It means that everything arises in dependence upon other things, that nothing has its own essential nature. Not understanding emptiness is the root of all our suffering.

25maj10:0017:00Lamrim Practice DayA day focused on meditation and other practices.

25maj15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.

26maj10:0015:00Recitation of "Chanting the Names of Noble Mañjuśrī" and other versesA day focused on recitation practices!

28maj18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

29maj18:0020:00Wisdom of emptiness: 4 week courseEmptiness is the true nature of everything. But this does not mean that nothing exists. It means that everything arises in dependence upon other things, that nothing has its own essential nature. Not understanding emptiness is the root of all our suffering.

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01jun15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.

02jun10:0015:00Recitation of "Chanting the Names of Noble Mañjuśrī" and other versesA day focused on recitation practices!

04jun18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

05jun18:0020:00Wisdom of emptiness: 4 week courseEmptiness is the true nature of everything. But this does not mean that nothing exists. It means that everything arises in dependence upon other things, that nothing has its own essential nature. Not understanding emptiness is the root of all our suffering.

08jun10:0017:00Lamrim Practice DayA day focused on meditation and other practices.

08jun15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.

09jun10:0015:00Recitation of "Chanting the Names of Noble Mañjuśrī" and other versesA day focused on recitation practices!

11jun18:0020:00Lamrim - the graduated path to enlightenment: Spring 2024The course for those who have studied Discovering Buddhism or other programs within Tibetan Buddhism and want to delve deeper, reflect, and meditate on Lamrim subjects.

12jun18:0020:00Wisdom of emptiness: 4 week courseEmptiness is the true nature of everything. But this does not mean that nothing exists. It means that everything arises in dependence upon other things, that nothing has its own essential nature. Not understanding emptiness is the root of all our suffering.

14jun18:0019:30Medicine Buddha practice: Drop-inGroup practice is a great way to enhance our enthusiasm for meditation, develop the habit of daily practice, and share the joy of being a part of the community of like-minded people.

15jun10:0017:00Wisdom of emptiness: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Wisdom of emptiness. Open to everyone!

15jun15:3018:00In-depth Meditation Course for experienced practitioners: January - JulyMeditation is essential for personal transformation and a crucial part of Buddhist studies. This four-year online course provides students with long term, in-depth support in their meditative development.