Every living being has the potential to be free from suffering and to develop limitless love and compassion for others. Working to help human beings fulfill this potential are the individuals, meditation groups, monasteries, retreat centers, publishing houses, businesses and members who are part of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

"Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them." - Shakyamuni Buddha -

Forthcoming events and tours

We are extremely happy to announce that Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be visiting Europe this Autumn

October 19 – 21 Teaching about thought transformation, Nagarjuna Center, Madrid, Spain

October 26 – 28 White Umbrella (Dukkar) jenang, Nagarjuna Center, Madrid, Spain

(The teachings at Ganden Tendar Ling in Moscow and the Mani Retreat in Kalmyckia, Russia have been postponed until September 2019)

November 9 – 11 Great Medicine Buddha initiation, Aryatara Institut, Germany

November 13 Teaching on ‘The Best Use of Our Human Potential’, Longku Center, Switzerland

November 16 – 17 Teachings on thought transformation, Gendun Drupa Center, Switzerland

November 18 Chenrezig jenang, Gendun Drupa Center, Switzerland

Please check for details on the centres' website and note that this schedule is subject to change

Rinpoche's complete world-wide schedule here


Living Compassionately Retreat

With Sufi Teacher Nur Artiran and Buddhist monk Losang Gendun

at Maitreya Instituut Loenen, Netherlands November 22-25, 2018

General description

We invite you to participate in a dialogue between Islamic Sufism and Tibetan Buddhism, not through theological debate, but by the sharing of spiritual practice and the bonds of friendship. Together we will engage in Buddhist meditation, Sufi contemplations, mantra and dhikr recitation, discussions, aspirational prayer and devotional ritual to open our hearts to the Other.

For all details please visit the Maitreya Instituut site


Retreat at Lawudo gompa in Nepal - April 2019

- to be announced -

Never give up ...

No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart.
Too much energy in your country is spent
developing the mind instead of the heart.
Be compassionate, not just to your
friends, but to everyone.
Be compassionate.
Work for peace in your heart and in the world.
Work for peace.
And again I say, never give up.
No matter what is happening
No matter what is going on around you

Never give up.

- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama -