Welcome to FPMT in Australia’s website. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition – an international network of Buddhist centres – was founded over 50 years ago by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Thubten Yeshe. Check out our Events calendar below to find out more about our online classes and activities.

Our beloved Guru, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, passed on in April 2023. Visit HERE for more information and also links to online practices being said for Rinpoche’s swift return.


Connect to Joy and Compassion

Our centres, services and projects offer a range of activities, including meditation, yoga, wellness and Buddhist classes.

Meditation classes

We offer meditation classes and retreats ideal for both beginners and experienced meditators. 

Connect to Community

Our centres offer opportunities for activities that are meaningful, creative and heart-opening.

Find Joy Within and Without

Cultivate joy and gratitude as a daily practice. 

Learn About Buddhism

We offer beginner, intermediate and in-depth Buddhist classes. 

Find a Centre Nearby

We have almost 20 centres across Australia offering meditation, classes and retreats, hospice services, wellness weekends and more. Everyone is made to feel very welcome. Why not explore what's on offer and engage with our inclusive and open-hearted community.

Our Meditation Library

We have curated a library of diverse meditation practices for you, ideal for both the beginner and more experienced practitioner.

Cultivating Love and Compassion

We offer practices to enhance love and compassion within our lives and hearts, starting with self-love.



Calm Abiding & Shamatha

Shamatha, or calm-abiding, meditation aims helps to settle our mind so that we can abide here and now peacefully.


Mindfulness & Vipassana

Mindfulness focuses on the present, without judging, whilst vipassana aims to transform the self through self-observation.


Appreciative Joy

Appreciative joy, as one of the four immeasurables in Buddhism, refers to feeling happy for others and ourselves.

Deity Practices

Deity yoga involves visualising a chosen deity who we experience as a  manifestation of our pure Buddha nature. 

Dealing with Anxiety

Here we offer meditations to address anxiety and disturbing emotions such as fear.


What's On

Quick Links

International FPMT Centres
Ethical Policy
Protecting from Abuse
Find an Australian Centre

Acknowledgement of Country

FPMT in Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands upon which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and future, as well as all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – their Country, Culture, and Community.

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