Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

A Most Happy Birthday and Long Life to Lama Zopa Rinpoche!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche News | December 2, 2022 -
Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s birthday is celebrated on December 3. We invite you to join the entire FPMT community as we rejoice in another year of Rinpoche’s compassionate and inspiring life, and transformative teachings. A celebration for Rinpoche will begin at … Read more »

FPMT International Office has created this page of resources and advice for individuals and centers worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

You can also find Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s advice and video teachings on thought transformation for the time of the coronavirus pandemic.

Current Events

August 20 - September 3 2023
Light of the Path Retreat, hosted by Kadampa Center, USA

Will be scheduled for 2024
Bodhicaryavatara and Rinjung Gyatsa Retreat, including the initiation of Guhyasamaja. The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia

Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Advice for Benefiting Turkeys on the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche | November 23, 2022 -
Every year in the United States, tens of millions of turkeys are killed for the holiday of Thanksgiving, which is this Thursday, November 24, 2022. Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered advice in a 2018 teaching to help benefit the turkeys killed, … Read more » offers a collection of practical advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. You can also find Rinpoche's advice on a wide range of topics in the form of short talks and letters at the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Rinpoche Available Now (RAN)

Teachings of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche gives teachings throughout the year at FPMT centers around the world. Many of these teachings are livestreamed – these video and audio recordings together with other resources are available as part of our Rinpoche Available Now (RAN) project.

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Watch Essential Extracts of Rinpoche's Teachings

Choose from a large collection of video extracts that represent the essence of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teachings.

Photo Galleries

Enjoy browsing our extensive FPMT photo galleries of Lama Zopa Rinpoche as he leads teachings and retreats around the globe. Galleries are added monthly. Archives include: Extensive Offerings at Kachoe Dechen Ling and Buddha Amitabha Pure Land, Paintings and Drawings, Animal Art, Lama Zopa Rinpoche selection of best photos, Lama Yeshe and Rinpoche old photos, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Rinpoche. View Photos »


Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the worldwide network of 160-plus centers, projects and social services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe.

Read more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche including: news blog, photos, videos, schedule, advice and how to contact.


Study & Practice News

Practice Resources to Support Health

Practice Resources to Support Health

As many communities worldwide are entering flu season, we wanted to share some practice materials specific to supporting and protecting our health. Here are some available for download through the Foundation Store: The Dharani of the Goddess Parnashavari: Parnashavari, or ... Read more »

Charitable Activities

Rejoicing in Support Offered to Ordained Sangha in 2022

Rejoicing in Support Offered to Ordained Sangha in 2022

Providing support to sangha living in vows is one of the highest priorities for the FPMT organization and the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund offers food, accommodation, health care and education to sangha living in nunneries and monasteries around the world. ... Read more »

Community: Stories & News

Big Love Summit 2022

Big Love Summit 2022

We recently announced that the Foundation for Developing Compassion and Wisdom (FDCW) will now serve as the FPMT organization’s official hub for the Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (UECW) Pillar of Service, to provide secular tools inspired by Dharma ... Read more »


Dharma Practice Dates on is a collaborative project between FPMT International Office and Liberation Prison Project, an FPMT service offering Dharma support to interested prisoners around the world. If you’ve benefited from Dharma Practice Dates, please consider ordering a digital calendar (PDF) through the FPMT Foundation Store, which supports both organizations and allows Dharma Practice Dates to continue.