Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

A Most Happy Birthday to Lama Zopa Rinpoche! Please, Please Live Long!

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 life. Rinpoche tirelessly models the bodhichitta motivation for us, benefiting countless others every … 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

Could possibly be scheduled for 2023
Bodhicaryavatara and Rinjung Gyatsa Retreat, including the initiation of Guhyasamaja. The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, Bendigo, Australia

How Anger and Patience Relate to Each Other

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche | November 29, 2021 -
In the following short video recorded during the the 2018 retreat at Great Stupa of Universal Compassion in Australia, Lama Zopa Rinpoche responds to a question about how to practice patience: In order to practice patience, we first must have … 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.


Education: The Heart of FPMT

Printable Cards and Posters in the Foundation Store

Printable Cards and Posters in the Foundation Store

FPMT’s Foundation Store offers more than fifty cards and posters suitable for printing. These images are made available as high quality PDFs that can be printed as cards for your home and altar. Many of these images have been created ... Read more »

Charitable Activities

1,000 Buddha Statues Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama– Please Rejoice!

1,000 Buddha Statues Offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama– Please Rejoice!

In 2019 we shared Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wish to offer 1,000 statues of Shakyamuni Buddha to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his long life on behalf of the entire FPMT organization. The funds for this ambitious project were raised ... Read more »

FPMT Community News

Ninth 100 Million Mani Retreat Organized by FPMT Mongolia

Ninth 100 Million Mani Retreat Organized by FPMT Mongolia

One of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Vast Visions for the FPMT organization is to sponsor 100 million mani retreats around the world. During a 100 million mani retreat, participants collectively recite 100 million OM MANI PADME HUM mantras. For a ninth ... Read more »


Today’s Date

Liberation Tibetan Calendar
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.