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

september

28aug(aug 28)16:0004sep(sep 4)14:30Summer retreat with Stephan Pende

01sep18:0019:30Introduction to Buddhism: Free eventIn this introduction you will learn about the essence of Buddhism. Is Buddhism religion or science of mind?

02sep18:0019:30Green Tara 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.

06sep18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

07sep20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 1A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

13sep18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

14sep20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 2A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

15sep18:0019:30Introduction to Buddhism: Free eventIn this introduction you will learn about the essence of Buddhism. Is Buddhism religion or science of mind?

20sep18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

21sep20:0021:30ONLINE Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 3A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

22sep18:0019:30Introduction to Buddhism: Free eventIn this introduction you will learn about the essence of Buddhism. Is Buddhism religion or science of mind?

24sep10:0017:00Transforming Problems: One Day RetreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Transforming Problems

24sep11:0016:30Geshe Namdak Online: The Swift Path to the Pure Land of SukhavatiA clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

27sep18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

28sep20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 4A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

Oktober

01okt10:0017:00Lamrim Practice DayA day of focused meditation practices. Come join us!

04okt18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

05okt20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 5A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

06okt18:0020:00Jan Willis, PhD: Remembering Lama YesheJan Willis will share her story and teachings of Lama Yeshe

08okt(okt 8)10:0009(okt 9)16:00Jan Willis, PhD: Buddhism and Activism

11okt18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 8: 8 weekThe 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

12okt20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 6A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

19okt20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 7A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

26okt20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 8A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

November

02nov20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 9A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

03nov(nov 3)17:3006(nov 6)16:15Autumn Lamrim RetreatJoin us for our Autumn Lamrim Retreat with Venerable Michael!

09nov20:0021:30Wisdom Debating Ignorance Part 2: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 10A clear explanation of the philosophy of emptiness presented in a playful, story-telling-like commentary by one of the greatest masters in the history of the Tibetan tradition, Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen

December

03dec10:0017:00Introduction to tantra: One day retreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Introduction to tantra. Open to everyone!

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