About the Living in the Path program


Living in the Path
The primary intention of this program is to preserve the teaching and practice lineage of Lama Thubten Yeshe, the founder of FPMT (the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition) and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT’s Spiritual Director. As such, the program will draw almost exclusively from the teachings of these two great masters.

Living in the Path is a continually evolving program, with regular new content. The initial course materials are drawn from Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s “Light of the Path” teachings, an annual event hosted by Kadampa Center in North Carolina, USA. The initial courses are organized around edited transcripts and short video clips from this event.

It is intended that, over time, a large and dynamic virtual community of students engaging with Living in the Path resources will form worldwide, creating a network of support and inspiration for one’s practice and study. FPMT centers and study groups will also start facilitating Living in the Path courses in 2011. By engaging with the methods presented here, which help transform every action of body, speech and mind into the ways of wisdom and compassion, one's day-to-day life will indeed become one of Living in the Path. In this way, it is our hope that this program will become a cause for an awakened transformation in the world.

Where Living in the Path fits within FPMT Education Programming (PDF)

Guidelines for Hosting Living in the Path at an FPMT Center (PDF)

How to Access these Courses

The 'Light of the Path Retreat Resources 2009, 2010 and 2014' resource area does not have an enrollment key and can be accessed with an Online Learning Center user account.

We are pleased to offer LP Module 01 'Motivation for Life' at no charge. The enrollment key for this module is motivation03

We are pleased to offer LP Module 05 'Introduction to Atisha’s Text' at no charge. The enrollment key for this module is loptext

We are pleased to offer LP Instruction 01 'Diamond Cutter Meditation' at no charge. The enrollment key for this module is vajracutter03

The remaining online courses requires an enrollment key which are available as a benefit of becoming a Friend of FPMT at the Dharma Supporter level or higher or alternatively, individual enrollment keys can be purchased in the Foundation Store.