Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

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

Twenty-four Hours a Day, Seven Days a Week, Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Quick Return

We are inviting all students of Lama Zopa Rinpoche to participate in a worldwide, 24/7 prayer circle to amplify the causes for Rinpoche’s quick return! Find a convenient time slot that works for your schedule and other commitments to recite … 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: How to Think When Death Comes

Lama Zopa Rinpoche received thousands of requests every year from people seeking guidance on a variety of issues familiar to us all. The below is advice Rinpoche offered to a student requesting pujas in support of taking treatment for fourth … 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

Recommended Practices for Saka Dawa, May 23, 2024

Recommended Practices for Saka Dawa, May 23, 2024

We are fast approaching the auspicious merit-multiplying day of Saka Dawa—the fifteenth day of the fourth month in the Tibetan lunar calendar (falling on May 23, 2024 )—which commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana. Saka Dawa is one of the four great ... Read more »

Charitable Activities

Rejoicing in the Support Offered to Seven Elder Homes in India in 2024

Rejoicing in the Support Offered to Seven Elder Homes in India in 2024

Since 2016, FPMT’s Social Services Fund has been offering essential support to Tibetan refugees living in elderly homes in India and Nepal. This support includes food, medical care, and upgrades to the elderly homes. In 2024, we granted US$141,834 to ... Read more »

Community: Stories & News

A Journey with Heartfelt Prayers for the Swift Return of our Beloved Spiritual Master

A Journey with Heartfelt Prayers for the Swift Return of our Beloved Spiritual Master

Following the Heart Sutra Retreat at Kopan this year to mark the first anniversary of the passing of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, a group of 38 students from around the world participated in a special Lawudo Anniversary Pilgrimage from April 24-May ... Read more »

Updates from the FPMT Inc. Board

FPMT Inc. Board of Directors January/February 2024 Update

Updates from the FPMT Inc. Board | February 28, 2024 -
For some people the time of wishing one another a happy new year might have passed weeks ago. For others, however, it was more appropriate about six weeks later when February 10, 2024 marked the beginning of both the Tibetan … Read more »


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