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Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing the Kadampa Stupa at Kadampa Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, May 2014.  Photo copyright David Strevel.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche blessing the Kadampa stupa with Geshe Gelek Chodha, Geshe Tenley and Geshe Sangpo at Kadampa Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, May 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

On his way to the Light of the Path retreat, Lama Zopa Rinpoche spent a day at Kadampa Center on Saturday, May 3. During the visit, Rinpoche taught two sessions on the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kadampa Center, May 3, 2014. Photo copyright David Stravel.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche teaching at Kadampa Center, May 3, 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

Kadampa Center is a thriving FPMT center in Raleigh, North Carolina, US. During Rinpoche’s visit he blessed their beautiful Kadampa stupa, which they completed last year. Geshe Gelek Chodha serves as the center’s resident teacher and offers weekly teachings at the center. The center also has a successful and popular children’s program.

You can read more about this active and growing center in “Kadampa Center’s Past, Present and Future Times” from Mandala’s January-March 2014 issue.

Children offering khatas to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kadampa Center, May 3, 2014. Photo copyright David Stravel.

Children offering khatas to Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Kadampa Center, May 3, 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

Waiting to meeting Lama Zopa Rinpoche upon his arrival in North Carolina, April 30, 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

Waiting to meeting Lama Zopa Rinpoche upon his arrival in North Carolina, April 30, 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving in North Carolina with Ven. Roger Kunsang, April 30, 2014. Photo copyright David Stravel.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche arriving in North Carolina with Ven. Roger Kunsang, April 30, 2014. Photo copyright David Strevel.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing circumambulation, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, May 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche doing circumambulation, Raleigh, North Carolina, US, May 2014. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

After arriving in Raleigh, North Carolina, Rinpoche was very happy to find 48 buddhas to circumambulate in the house where he was staying. Rinpoche taught at Kadampa Center in Raleigh on May 3 and then continued on to teach at the two-week Light of the Path retreat in western North Carolina. 

You can watch video from the retreat, including live streaming of teachings as they happen, on the Light of the Path webcast page! Visit the page now to see when the next live webcast is scheduled.

The family who hosted Rinpoche has made 800 of these beautiful statues. They have only 200 left to go for their commitment of 1,000. They cast the statues using an example Rinpoche gave them, which had also been used at Nalanda Monastery in France for a similar project.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the spiritual director of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an organization dedicated to preserving Mahayana Buddhism through offering the Buddha’s authentic teachings and to facilitating reflection, meditation, practice and the opportunity to actualize and directly experience the Buddha’s teachings. Sign up to receive news and updates.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche in northcentral Washington, US, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in northcentral Washington, US, April 2014. Photo by Ven. Thubten Kunsang.

Beginning on Sunday, May 4, Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings at the Light of the Path retreat will be webcast live for students around the world to watch. The teaching on Sunday is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. EDT (4:30 p.m. PDT, 11:30 p.m. UTC; Monday, May 5, 5:00 a.m. IST, 9:30 a.m. AEST). Video recordings of the teachings will be made available as quickly as possible in English, Spanish and French.

The Light of the Path Retreat 2014, hosted by Kadampa Center in North Carolina, US, is the third of a five-year series of teaching retreats led by Lama Zopa Rinpoche based on Lama Atisha’s text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. The first two retreats took place in 2009 and 2010 and many resources and materials have been developed from these precious teachings:

For updates on the live webcast schedule and news on the video recordings, please see the FPMT website and the FPMT Facebook page.

More information, photos, schedule and updates about FPMT spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche can be found on Rinpoche’s homepage. If you’d like to receive news of Lama Zopa Rinpoche via email, sign up to Lama Zopa Rinpoche News.

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