Welcome to the FPMT Online Learning Center

With over 50 courses available in English, Spanish and French, and thousands of active users, the FPMT Online Learning Center provides an enormous opportunity to learn. Students who want to engage in the comprehensive programs developed by FPMT Education Services can easily join other students from all parts of the world in their studies and practice without leaving home.

The programs range from Buddhist basics to advanced studies. Programs are complete with video and audio teachings, reading materials, moderated discussion forums, coursework and study guides, and community service assignments.

There are a number of free courses, and you can have total access to all 50+ courses by supporting the FPMT mission as a Dharma Supporter or Patron Friend of FPMT. Individual courses are also available through the Foundation Store.

Getting Started

The Getting Started Guide contains instructions on how to create a user account and start accessing courses on the site. The guide includes a list of the enrollment keys for all the free courses available.

Introductory Courses

Introductory Programs
FPMT's introductory courses are short courses on basic Buddhist concepts and techniques for complete beginners. Meditation 101 teaches basic Buddhist meditation techniques. Buddhism in a Nutshell presents basic Buddhist philosophy and principles within the Tibetan Mahayana context. ...more

Discovering Buddhism

Discovering Buddhism
Discovering Buddhism is a fourteen-module program that provides a solid foundation in the teachings and practice of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Each module consists of teachings, meditations, readings, assessments, quiz questions, and a short retreat. We are pleased to offer Discovering Buddhism Module 2 'How to Meditate' for free ...more

Living in the Path

Living in the Path
Living in the Path is program taught exclusively by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Modules are organized around short video clips and edited transcripts of teachings that took place from 2009 onward. Many modules also include guidelines for meditations, as well as for mindfulness and service practices, all of which are based on Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachings ...more

Heart Advice for Death and Dying

Heart Advice for Death and Dying
This short course is designed to provide practical instructions for the time of death to anyone interested in learning about death and dying from the Tibetan Buddhist perspective. It consists of five talks by Ven. Sangye Khadro and ten guided meditations ...more

Basic Program Online

Basic Program Online
The Basic Program, designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche for committed students ready to go beyond the introductory level, is taught by geshes and non-Tibetan teachers. Its comprehensive curriculum greatly enhances Dharma understanding, establishing a basis for ongoing study, practice, retreat, and service ...more

Special Commentaries and Other Teachings

Special Commentaries
Special commentaries are ongoing teachings and commentaries by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and other teachers on specific texts and practices such as Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga, Lama Chöpa, Bodhicaryavatara, and calm-abiding meditation. These courses are all offered free of charge ...more

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