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

maj

03maj18:0020:00Event överLamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

07maj10:0016:00Event överSamsara and Nirvana: One Day RetreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module Samsara and Nirvana

08maj10:0011:30Event överUtvaldaVirtuell händelseGeshe-ma Ngawang Chokyi: How to transform problems into happinessGeshe-ma Ngawang Chokyi, one of the first female Geshes, will give a teaching on lojong, mind training techniques for transforming problems

10maj18:0019:00Event överFlyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

10maj18:0020:00Event överLamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

11maj18:0020:00Event överHow to Develop Bodhicitta: 6 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

11maj20:0021:30Event överUtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

17maj18:0019:00Event överFlyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

17maj18:0020:00Event överLamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

18maj20:0021:30Event överUtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

20maj18:0019:30Event överMedicine 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.

24maj18:0019:00Event överFlyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

24maj18:0020:00Event överLamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

25maj20:0021:30UppskjutenUtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: A Course on Wisdom Realising Emptiness, Day 3(The class is postponed due to covid) A 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

28maj10:0017:00Lamrim Practice DayA day of focused meditation practices. Come join us!

31maj18:0019:00Flyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

31maj18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

juni

01jun20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

07jun18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

07jun18:0019:00Flyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

08jun20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

10jun18:0019:30Green 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.

11jun10:0017:00How to develop bodhicitta: One Day RetreatA day of focused meditation practices from the Discovering Buddhism module How to develop Bodhicitta

14jun18:0019:00Flyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

14jun18:0020:00Lamrim: the graduated path to enlightenment Module 7: 7 weeksThe 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

15jun20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

17jun(jun 17)16:3020(jun 20)10:00Nyung-nä: Retreat for experienced practitionersNyung-nä retreat is an intensive purification retreat that includes fasting, precepts, prostrations, prayers, mantra recitation, and offerings

21jun18:0019:00Flyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

28jun18:0019:00Flyttad onlineUtvaldaVirtuell händelseBecoming your own therapistOpen-ended 60-minute discussions are an easy-going introduction to the Buddhist approach to the mind

29jun20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

Juli

13jul20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

20jul20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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

27jul20:0021:30UtvaldaVirtuell händelseWisdom Debating Ignorance Part 1: 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