Friday, December 27, 2013

Buddhist organisations

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an organization which was founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, who began teaching Buddhism to Western students in Nepal. The FPMT has grown to encompass 165 Dharma centers, projects, and social services in 37 countries.

Buddhist Geeks is born out of a conversation between two friends and Naropa University students, Vincent Horn and Ryan Oelke, at a coffee shop in Boulder, Colorado. They see an opportunity to combine their geeky skills together with their passion for Buddhist practice.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the preservation of Tibet's Buddhist culture.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

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