FPMT Mission Statement Aug 2014
The FPMT is an organization devoted to preserving and spreading Mahayana Buddhism worldwide by creating opportunities to listen, reflect, meditate, practice and actualize the unmistaken teachings of the Buddha and based on that experience spreading the Dharma to sentient beings.
We provide integrated education through which people’s minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility and service. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion.
Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe and our spiritual director, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche.
If a center or project is affiliated with FPMT, it means that the center follows the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It means that the center uses FPMT’s educational programs and material, created in the unique lineage of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Each FPMT center is incorporated individually (is a separate legal entity) and is responsible for its own governance and finance.
All FPMT centers follow the FPMT Ethical Policy.
Those in service or teaching in FPMT centers and projects do not engage in the practice of Shugden. More information about the Three Reasons, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Advice against the practice of Dolgyal (Shugden), is available at www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/shugden