About the FPMT

mandala200Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds is affiliated to the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which is part of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism as practised by HH Dalai Lama.

FPMT is an international non-profit organisation following the Mahayana Buddhist tradition through teaching, meditation and community service. FPMT is a worldwide network of over 160 Tibetan Buddhist centres, study groups, and projects (e.g. monasteries, nunneries, hospices, publishing houses and related activities).

FPMT was founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), one of the first Tibetan Buddhist monks to bring Tibetan Buddhism to the West. FPMT is currently guided by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, with the inspiration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

FPMT 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. FPMT teaches that everyone has the ability to reach their highest potential through working with their mind. Through cultivating the wish to benefit and not harm others we can transform thoughts and actions, improve our life and create a better world. This is accomplished through listening to teachings, study, contemplation and meditation. FPMT is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsongkhapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche and following the advice of HH Dalai Lama.

To find out more about the FPMT visit www.fpmt.org

Guiding Centres

Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds is the guiding Centre for a number of smaller FPMT groups in the North of England, as well as mentoring new groups which are not yet officially part of the FPMT family.


Classes held at:
Premier Inn Hotel
Hanover Street


Tel: 07789 327254 (after 7pm on a weekday, or anytime on a weekend.)
E-mail:  contact@centreofcompassion.co.uk
Website: www.centreofcompassion.co.uk
Twitter: @FPMTLiverpool

Co-ordinator: Stuart Eglin


Bank Land 11
IV36 1NU


Tel: 01309 676665
E-mail: togmesangpo37@gmail.com
Website: www.togmesangpo.org.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/togmesangpo.findhorn

Coordinator: Margo van Greta


Rushton House,
28 Main Street,
Grange over Sands,
LA11 7LA


Tel: 07502 163339
E-mail: yeshebuddhists@live.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Yeshe-Buddhist-Group-152382021447222

Coordinator: Sally Dyer


Jay Simpson
Email: fpmtukcoordinator@gmail.com
Mob: 0796 6792184
Catherine Brice
Mob: 0798 9412306

Visit the FPMT UK website here for a full list of all the UK groups.