The International Mahayana Institute (IMI)
Is a community of Buddhist monks and nuns of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the current Spiritual Director of the IMI. Lama Thubten Yeshe established the IMI in order to develop a community of nuns and monks where we would not only be cared for, but where we would also take care of each other.
Link – http://imisangha.org
FPMT – The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition
Is an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition through teaching, meditation, and community service.
Link – http://www.fpmt.org
Is a Monastery for Western monks in the Tibetan Geluk tradition. Currently, around 25 monks and 20 lay people form the core of the community. Nalanda is located in Southwest France.
Link – http://www.nalanda-monastery.eu
Tushita Meditation Centre
Is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. located in the forested hills above McLeod Ganj – the seat of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
Link – http://www.tushita.info
Lerab Ling retreat centre
Located to the northwest of Montpellier in France, Lerab Ling has established itself as one of the leading centers of Tibetan Buddhist culture and learning in Europe, founded by Sogyal Rinpoche,
Link – http://www.lerabling.org
A Western Buddhist Monastery in the Shambhala Tradition, located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and home to the famous Nun Pema Chödrön
Link – http://www.gampoabbey.org