Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

*Visit “Updates Regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche” for news & resources since Rinpoche entered his final meditation, April 13.

Days of Miracles and Days of Prayers for Rinpoche’s Swift Return in Bodhgaya

Lama Zopa Rinpoche News | February 27, 2024 -
We share this moving account from Ven. Sarah Thresher about the prayers offered for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s swift return during the Fifteen Days of Miracles in Bodhgaya, India. It’s common to hear chanting at the great place of enlightenment in … 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.

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche: The Cause of Death

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche | February 7, 2024 -
Lama Zopa Rinpoche received thousands of letters every year from people seeking guidance on a variety of issues. In 2013 Rinpoche dictated a letter about the three types of suffering to a student’s mother who was worried about death. “In … 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 offered teachings regularly at FPMT centers around the world. Many of these teachings are available as video and audio recordings together with other resources as a 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 led teachings and retreats around the globe. These 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 (1945-2023) was a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 39 years oversaw the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centers, projects and 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, and advice.


Study & Practice News

Advice for Losar and the Fifteen Days of Miracles (February 10-24)

Advice for Losar and the Fifteen Days of Miracles (February 10-24)

The Fifteen Days of Miracles—from the first day of the Tibetan new year, Losar, (this year on February 10, 2024) until the fifteenth, Chotrul Duchen (this year on February 24, 2024)—commemorate the special time when Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed miraculous ... Read more »

Charitable Activities

Help Actualize Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory

Help Actualize Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory

The Fifteen Days of Miracles (Feb 10-24 this year) is an auspicious time when merit is multiplied by 100 million each day. We want to take this opportunity to invite everyone who wishes to, to support the building of Lama ... Read more »

Community: Stories & News

February 2024 e-News is Now Available

February 2024 e-News is Now Available

This issue of our monthly e-news brings you news, resources, and special announcements including: How to help actualize Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory, A teaching from Lama Yeshe: On Educating Children, A report on the Geshe Conference at ... Read more »

Updates from the FPMT Inc. Board

FPMT Inc. Board of Directors November/December 2023 Update

Updates from the FPMT Inc. Board | December 14, 2023 -
Because our last report in October was a summary of the Board’s week-long meeting at Kopan it was long and covered a broad range of topics. This update is just that: an overview of the things that members of the … Read more »


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