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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.

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Prayer to the Six-Syllable Great Compassionate One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by FPMT. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This practice includes eloquent praises and mantra recitation to Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, to help develop the mind of compassion, with teachings on the benefit of such practice by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
The Preliminary Practice of TSA-TSAS
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,830. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by FPMT. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The presence of holy objects in the world transforms the minds of sentient beings and helps them realize the path to enlightenment. In addition, the preliminary practice of making tsa-tsas purifies obstacles and creates positive conditions for this and future lives. This practice contains all the instructions needed for creating tsa-tsas, including the actual practice and practical advice.

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Advice Regarding Gurus eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
In Tibetan Buddhist centers, you often witness a great deal of devotion directed toward the guru (spiritual teacher). This short text introduces newcomers to this practice and explains why such emphasis is placed on establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with a guru.
Ritual for Taking the Eight Mahayana Precepts eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The eight Mahayana precepts are special one-day vows based on the Mahayana motivation of bodhichitta. Best taken for the first time from someone qualified. However, since this person becomes one’s guru, if you are not ready (or confident) to make that commitment, it is permissible to take the precepts in front of an image or statue of Guru Shakyamuni Buddha.
Six-Session Guru Yoga eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The six-session guru yoga is usually given as a daily practice commitment to all those who have received a highest yoga tantric initiation. This booklet contains three versions of the guru yoga practice that Phabongkha Dechen Nyingpo arranged together and briefly commented on. It is recommended by both Phabongkha and Lama Zopa Rinpoche that students practice the extensive or abbreviated versions.
Vajra Armor Protection Wheel - Short Practice and Meditation eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The benefits of these practices, which are associated with Vajrapani, according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “This is one of the most powerful mantras to cure cancer. It is also commonly used for any disease, black magic, and spirit harm. If you recite it many times every day, you can become a great healer helping other people.
The Meditation-Recitation of Black Manjushri eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The benefits of this text, according to Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “This meditation-recitation averts all spells, cursing spirits, black magic, and curses of the ancient writings. It averts all epidemics and infectious diseases, spirits and interferers, evil demons, and bad astrological charts. It averts [the effects] of the ritual master of the sangha assembly performing wrathful rituals among others."
Prayer for the Flourishing of Je Tsongkhapa's Teachings eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Translated by Martin Willson, Nalanda Monastery, August 1985. Taken from Rites and Prayers, Wisdom Publications, London, 1985.
Eight Verses of Thought Transformation eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation is one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (mind training). This root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe. His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration and includes it in his daily meditations.
A Hymn of Experience eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
A Hymn of Experience (Lam rim nyam gur) is a brief presentation of the stages of the path composed by Lama Tsongkhapa.
A Prayer for the Beginning, Middle, and End of Practice eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Translated by Gavin Kilty from Je Tsongkhapa’s A Prayer for the Beginning, Middle, and End of Practice (thog ma dang bar dang tha mar dge ba'i smon lam; thog mtha' ma) in The Splendor of an Autumn Moon: The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa, Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001, 193–207.
The Foundation of All Good Qualities eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Foundation of All Good Qualities is a quintessential lamrim prayer by Je Tsongkhapa.
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Three Principal Aspects of the Path is a seminal text by Je Tsongkhapa that describes the three higher trainings, how to cultivate them, and how to know when you have realized them.
Prayer to Be Reborn in the Land of Bliss eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Prayer to Be Reborn in the Land of Bliss is a prayer by Je Tsongkhapa to be reborn in Sukhavati (Land of Bliss), Amitabha’s pure land, after death.
Essential Buddhist Prayers Vol. II eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,530. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Essential Buddhist Prayers series contains all the basic prayers and practices necessary for daily practice and retreat within the FPMT tradition.
Essential Buddhist Prayers Vol. I eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Essential Buddhist Prayers series contains all the basic prayers and practices necessary for daily practice and retreat within the FPMT tradition.
Six-Session Guru Yoga Commentary eBook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Within the Gelug tradition, practicing the six-session guru yoga is a daily commitment for anyone who has received a highest yoga tantra initiation. This text provides the commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on the benefits of the practice, how to meditate on each verse of the sadhana, and the samayas of the five buddha families.
A Meditation on Orange Manjushri eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This practice includes the short sadhana, “A Meditation on Orange Manjushri,” written by the 5th Dalai Lama as well as, “Practice to Receive the Seven Types of Wisdom.” Excellent for developing wisdom and clarity, improving one’s memory, and for understanding and explaining Dharma to others.
Recognizing the False I eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
"Recognizing the False I", written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is a commentary on and set of simple meditation techniques for identifying the object to be refute— what Rinpoche calls “the false I”—during reflections on emptiness.
Meditations on White Tara eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The practice of White Tara strengthens and restores good health and life-force energy by gathering all the various elements needed to sustain and nurture health and removing life obstacles. In addition, by relying on White Tara, we are quickly able to gain whatever is needed to accomplish our aims in this life.
The One Hundred and Eight Names of Arya Kshitigarbha and the Dharani Mantra eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The recitation of the 108 names of Kshitigarbha and the associated dharani bestows good qualities, removes obstacles and ultimately acts as a cause for the attainment of liberation. Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommended reciting this text in order to help pacify the wildfires in California in 2018.
Calling the Guru from Afar (Extensive and Brief Versions) eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Calling the Guru from Afar (Extensive and Brief Versions) are heartfelt requests for blessings from the guru to realize all the stages of the path to enlightenment, as well as a meditation on the guru’s nature.
Advice to Correctly Follow the Virtuous Friend with Thought and Action: The Nine Attitudes of Guru Devotion eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Compiled by the ascetic mahasiddha Tshogdrub Rangdröl, these precious verses accord with the teachings in Je Rinpoche Tsongkhapa’s Great Exposition of the Stages of the Path on correctly devoting to the virtuous friend with the nine attitudes.
FPMT Prayers for Teaching Occasions eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The prayers in this collection were gathered and organized according to the traditional recitations before and after Mahayana teachings. Includes common prayers for before and after teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and other teachers.
FPMT Dedication Prayer Book eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Various prayers recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in order to thoroughly dedicate the merits of Dharma practice.
Practices to Benefit Pretas, Nagas and Spirits eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,830. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Lama Zopa Rinpoche recommends these practices as not only beneficial for the recipient spirits, pretas, and nagas, but also for the charitable practitioner herself.
A Brief Meditation-Recitation on Guru Medicine Buddha eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Written and arranged by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, this text begins with requests to the Medicine Buddhas, recitation of their holy names; mantra recitation. The practice concludes with prayers, requests, and dedications.
Heart Advice for Retreat eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Lama Zopa Rinpoche offers advice on the essential aspects of retreat and how to bring about the result of enlightenment. Additionally, Rinpoche provides compelling commentary to Pabongkha's text, "Like a Female Cannibal Cheating", and on the rituals and necessary motivations required for entering into retreat.
The Preliminary Practice of Vajrasattva eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Doing Vajrasattva retreat is not simply about reciting the mantra and saying some prayers; it is about making the practice effective for your mind, making it the quickest, most powerful way to transform your mind. Experienced meditators have advised that, in general, it is more important to put your everyday life's effort into the practice of purification - a way to attain spiritual realization.
The Preliminary Practice of Prostrations eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Prostrations to the Thirty-five (35) Confession Buddhas with recitation of the "Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls" from the Sutra of Three Heaps, is one of the most powerful methods available to purify harmful actions we have done in the past. By doing this practice mindfully, we can prevent unwanted sufferings from occurring in the future.
Service as a Path to Enlightenment eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This short text contains essential advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how to be skillful in our service to others.
Prayers for Teaching Occasions eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The prayers in this collection were gathered and organized according to the traditional recitations before and after Mahayana teachings. Includes common prayers for before and after teachings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and other teachers.
Vajrasattva Retreat Sadhanas eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This is a collection of two Vajrasattva sadhanas to be used when doing Vajrasattva retreat. Included are: Heruka Vajrasattva Retreat Sadhana and Abbreviated Heruka Vajrasattva Sadhana.
A Short Practice of Green Tara eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This practice includes the short sadhana, commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and three versions of Praises to the Twenty-One Taras. A Kriya Tantra empowerment of Green Tara is needed. However, one can do this practice without such an empowerment as long as one does not generate oneself as the deity.
Medicine Buddha Sadhana
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This practice requires the student to have permission/empowerment received from a qualified master in order to engage in the self-generation of the deity. However, it is permitted to do this practice without such an empowerment as long as you do not generate yourself as the deity. Instead, you should generate the deity at the crown of your head or in front of you instead of self-generation.
Refuge in the Three Jewels eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Compiled on the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche this ebook includes the practice of taking refuge, the commitments of taking refuge, the vows themselves, and explanations of how to receive a downfall as well as the benefits of protecting these precious vows.
The Stories and Words of Great Buddhist Masters, Vol. 2 eBook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,440. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
"The Stories and Words of Great Buddhist Masters, Volume 2" shares more personal stories and remembrances of the inspiring Gelug-lineage teachers familiar to many Western Dharma students.
The Stories and Words of Great Buddhist Masters, Vol. 1 eBook
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,280. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
"The Stories and Words of Great Buddhist Masters, Volume 1" is an anthology of teachings, interviews and personal stories of the lives of our lineage masters, drawn from Mandala magazine’s archive issues.
Meeting Death with Wisdom eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,390. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Meeting Death with Wisdom: A Mandala Ebook on Death & Dying is a collection of teachings, advice, stories and interviews drawn from Mandala’s archive that takes a look at how both high lamas and ordinary students have experienced the death and dying process.
Liberating Animals eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The practices and mantras found in Liberating Animals from the Danger of Death are profound methods to prolong life and cure sickness by making special effort to benefit and protect the lives of helpless creatures that are on the verge of being killed. Not only do we save these beings from immediate suffering, but we also create the cause for their attainment of better future lives.
Lamrim Prayers eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Lamrim Prayers – glance meditations on the graduated path, includes Calling the Lama from Afar, The Foundation of All Good Qualities, The Three Principles of the Path, Practicing Guru Devotion with the Nine Attitudes and A Glance Meditation on All the Points of the Lamrim. Included in Essential Buddhist Prayers, Volume 1, 2006, FPMT WWW.
Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Also known as the Hundred Deities of Tushita (Ganden Lha Gyama), it is a seven-limb practice related to Lama Tsongkhapa. To supplement and complete this short text, Lama Zopa Rinpoche has added other practices.
Kshitigarbha Practice eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This practice, compiled by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, is especially beneficial for those who have heavy problems, serious health problems, big projects, financial difficulties, or are in danger of experiencing natural disasters such as earthquakes.
Practicing the Five Powers Near the Time of Death eBook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,110. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This extraordinary practice contains advice and commentary from Lama Zopa Rinpoche on how to practice the five powers near the time of death, thereby ensuring a peaceful death and positive rebirth. Rinpoche discusses the power of eliminating attachment and practicing generosity, the power of prayer, eliminating the ego, training, and bodhichitta.
Nyung Na eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,300. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Nyung Na retreat is a two-day intensive practice that includes taking the 24-hour Mahayana precepts with the addition of complete fasting and silence on the second day. Doing even one Nyung Na is said to be as effective as three months of other purification practices and is extremely powerful for healing illness, purifying negative karma, and opening the heart to compassion.
Amitayus Long Life Sutra eBook
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Writing Amitayus Long Life Sutra collects the most merit. You write it, not because someone needs the book, but just because it helps for long life and to collect merit. It’s very good to print for people who have cancer, and for the success of activities and projects.
Vajra Cutter Sutra English eBook
Price: Free! Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Vajra Cutter Sutra (The Exalted Mahayana Sutra on the Wisdom Gone Beyond called "The Vajra Cutter") contains teachings by the Buddha on the Perfection of Wisdom. Reciting this sutra purifies mountains of negative karma, clears away obstacles to the success of virtuous activities, and plants seeds to realize emptiness directly.
Sutra for Entering the City of Vaishali eBook
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
Sutra for Entering the City of Vaishali can be simple: The Noble Sutra on Entering the Great City of Vaishali is an incredibly powerful sutra that one can listen to, read when one is in intense pain or very sick, suffering from spirit harm or other ailments.
Sanghata Sutra English eBook
Price: Free! Words: 32,590. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This Sanghata Sutra is a Mahayana sutra containing stories illustrating the power of invoking the bodhisattva wish when interacting with others; and the power of past and present actions to produce expansive results. Imbued with the blessings of the power of prayer invoked by Shakyamuni Buddha himself, recitation of this sutra produces a great mass of positive karma.
King of Prayers eBook
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
This King of Prayers, the extraordinary aspiration of the prayer of Samantabhadra, is commonly recited to bring benefit to those who are sick or have just passed away, and for the success of a virtuous project. It is a written aspiration containing the immaculate wishes of holy beings and in itself is a complete practice. It was extracted from the Gandhavyuha chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra.
The Heart Sutra, The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra eBook
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The Heart Sutra is a popular sutra in Mahayana Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñaparamitahdaya, can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom". The Heart Sutra is often cited as the best-known and most popular Buddhist scripture.
The Preliminary Practice of Dorje Khadro eBook
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 37,010. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Buddhism
The practice of Dorje Khadro comes highly praised for its power to purify negative karma in general, but especially for its ability to purify obstacles caused by broken vows and samaya related to highest yoga tantra. It also assists us in assembling the most conducive conditions for success in long retreats.
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