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Extensive Damage at Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre

Lawudo Gompa and Retreat Centre , located in the mountainous Solu Khumbu region of Nepal, is an essential part of FPMT. “Lawudo is the heart where FPMT started,” FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said. The cave at Lawudo ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Arrives in New Zealand

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arrived at Mahamudra Centre , in Colville, New Zealand, which is on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island. On May 9-10, Rinpoche is scheduled to teach at Mahamudra Centre on ”Working for Peace – Pacifying ...

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Gold for Jowo Buddha Statue Offered for Another Year

Every month, the Puja Fund offers gold to the most precious Jowo Buddha statue in Lhasa, Tibet. US$3,000 was just sent to cover this offering for the next year. The gold is offered on the full moon and all are ...

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Kopan Monastery Continues Emergency Relief Work

Kopan Monastery monks continue to lead emergency relief efforts, going out to offer aid packages to people in villages far outside of Kathmandu. The Kopan monks are helping hundreds of families in a direct and organized way with rice, dal, ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Begins Teaching Tour, Emergency Relief Arrives in Thame

After completing the Most Secret Hayagriva initiation late at night on May 3, Lama Zopa Rinpoche departed from Kopan Monastery in Nepal on May 4 to begin a worldwide teaching tour. Rinpoche travels first to New Zealand’s Mahamudra Centre, where ...

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Kopan Monastery and Nunnery Shaken By Quake, Organize Emergency Relief Efforts

Ven. Joan Nicell, a Canadian nun currently living at Kopan Monastery, shared this report of events at Kopan Monastery and Nunnery after the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. This report wraps up a week of blog posts on FPMT.org covering ...

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Resources to Support Nepal

FPMT.org makes available a variety of resources to help concerned students and supporters stay abreast of the latest updates and news from Kopan Monastery and other FPMT centers and projects in Nepal affected by the earthquake. Learn more and offer ...

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The Many Helping Hands of FPMT Centers and Projects in Nepal

As the shaking of the ground in Nepal tapers off and electricity returns to Kathmandu, relief efforts have been moving forward. Ven. Roger Kunsang shared that the first aid shipment to Thame arrived on May 1. Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered ...

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Update from Ven. Roger Kunsang

30 April 2015, 10 p.m. Kathmandu time From Ven. Roger: Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teaching was in the gompa due to the rain. Rinpoche taught that the earthquake fear is similar to what we create in Chöd, and that the earthquake ...

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News from Kopan Nunnery

30 April 2015, 1 p.m. Kathmandu time From Ven. Sarah Thresher: Today, Tara Melwani, who is the Southeast Asia FPMT regional coordinator from Singapore, and myself went down to check on the Khachoe Ghaykil Nunnery also known as Kopan Nunnery. ...

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Kopan Monastery Helps Supply Water and Food

Posted 30 April 2015, 10:18 p.m. Kathmandu From Kopan Monastery staff: Day five We’ve come to know that food and water are needed at the hospital, which is full of sick people and their families living with little amounts of ...

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche Sending US$50,000 of Aid to Thame in Solu Khumbu District, Nepal

29 April 2015, 1 p.m. Kathmandu From Ven. Roger Kunsang: So many people have been affected and many seriously. It’s an impossible job to help everyone at the same time. The government with the support of many overseas and local ...

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