FPMTNA Regional Meeting 2015

January 29-30

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

This is the regional meeting for North American FPMT centers, projects, services and study groups. It is a chance for center directors, spiritual program coordinators, and other key staff members to discuss how to cooperate on tours and projects, to share ideas about running our centers and projects, and to build a sense of community. If you need help, you can ask for help; if you have had success, you can share your success.

Who can attend:

The regional meeting is open to Center Directors, Spiritual Program Coordinators, Study Group Coordinators, FPMT Registered Teachers, and Directors of FPMT Projects and Services in the North America region. Also, centers and projects may send a representative, who might not be the actual Director, etc.


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 7-9 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 7-8:30
  •  January 29 – Preparation of assignments on your own
  •  January 30 – Presentations and Feedback, Conclusion (ending at dinner time);
    no sessions on Jan. 31.

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.

Maps and Directions

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 29-30
Times: All Day
Instructor/Leader: Drolkar McCallum
Type of event: organizational
Number of sessions: multiple
Level: general
Participation: for FPMT Center Directors, Coordinators, Teachers in North America
Location: Pine Room
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Registration and Donations for FPMTNA Regional Meeting 2015

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