A Buddhist Center in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, offering Mindfulness Classes, Retreats, and Buddhist Studies with world renowned practitioners and scholars here in the heart of Copenhagen.
The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. The Center for Wisdom & Compassion is a part of this organization.
FPMT provides 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. The organization is 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 spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
The Center for Wisdom & Compassion has activities almost every day, presenting and practicing the Dharma in many ways. Our main regular activities consist of Mindfulness Meditation on Tuesdays, which attracts more and more people, even sometimes too many for the limited size of the gompa! Thursdays we have the Discovering Buddhism program, also being attended by many people. These are the regular programs taught by our main teacher, Stephan Pende, but we also have some experienced students who lead the traditional practices such as pujas and introductory FPMT courses. We also host many weekend courses with visiting teachers, including Ven. Robina Courtin, Ven. Rita Riniker, Ven. Paula Chichester, Alan Wallace and Rob Preece. By having this variety of activities, the Center for Wisdom & Compassion tries to hold several different gateways open for introducing people to the Dharma while still offering more advanced courses for experienced students.