Foundation Training

January 28-30, note important schedule corrections

Land of Medicine Buddha will host three FPMT-North America (FPMTNA) regional events in January 2015

[Following the Foundation Service Seminar, there will be] three days of “train the trainer,” so that qualified trainers will be able to provide the FPMT Foundation Service Seminar in their home area. In this way, we will be able to share inspiration and guidance on skillfully offering service with hundreds of people actively engaged at FPMT centers, projects and services around the world.

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Who can attend:

The three-day Foundation Training is for those who have completed the Foundation Service Seminar, at Land of Medicine Buddha or anywhere else.

Note: We need at least 4 people registered in order to proceed with the Foundation Training, January 28-30. Please register soon if you are planning to attend. Thank you.


FPMT stands for Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. Land of Medicine Buddha is an FPMT-affiliated center.

Schedule of FPMTNA events at LMB, January 2015

1) Foundation Service Seminar

  • January 23rd – Introduction session 7-8:30 PM
  • January 24-28th (till dinner time) Foundation Service Seminar continues

2) FPMTNA Regional meeting: For key staff members of Centers and Projects

  •  January 29th and January 30th
    ** Note: there will be some overlap – People who wish to attend the Foundation Training – “Training the Trainers” event will miss some sessions of the FPMTNA regional meeting. Attendees will need to decide which of the events they will attend.

3) Training the Trainers – Foundation Training

  •  January 28th (after FSS) – Introduction and assignments 7-9pm
  •  January 29 – Preparation of assignments on your own
  •  January 30 – Presentations and Feedback 

More Information:

Arrival Date:

The arrival date for trainings and meetings is January 23rd. Because of a previous booking at LMB there will be limited rooms available for people who would like to check in on January 22nd. We will make every effort to accommodate people who are traveling to attend the meeting.

Deposits for Seminar, Regional meeting and Training:

Please make a US$50 per person deposit for each event you plan to attend. With a motivation to make the meetings and trainings available to all – we are only collecting a deposit at this time. At the trainings we will provide an opportunity for attendees to contribute according to their means to support the direct costs of their rooms/meals/etc.

Registration Options:

  • Commuter
  • Residential (multiple occupancy)
  • + Waitlist for a single room (with an upcharge)
  • ++ Add a gift to help someone else attend

The registration form allows for a request to share a room with certain individuals.

Register online or print out a registration form to mail in your registration.

LMB has twenty rooms available during the winter months. Therefore at this time only double rooms and shared rooms will be available (until we get a better idea of how many people will be attending the events). For those who require a single room please book a room at a local hotel such as the Quality Inn in Capitola. As we get closer to the meeting we will release rooms for single bookings if possible.


At LMB, we prepare three vegetarian meals a day, many of them vegan. We try to accommodate our guests. You are welcome to enter comments about your food restrictions.


Please direct questions to LMB’s Director via email. (See contact info in sidebar.) She will either answer your questions personally or put you in contact with someone who will help you.

Date(s): January 28-30, note important schedule corrections
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Amy Cayton
Type of event: organizational
Number of sessions: multiple
Level: general
Participation: those who have completed the Foundation Service Seminar
Location: Pine Room
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Registration and Donations for Foundation Training

Online registration is now closed for this event.