Lama Zopa Rinpoche News & Advice

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

One Year Anniversary of Lama Zopa Rinpoche Showing the Aspect of Passing Away

Lama Zopa Rinpoche News | April 16, 2024 -
April 13 marked the one-year anniversary of Lama Zopa Rinpoche showing the aspect of passing away. At Kopan Monastery, around one thousand participants including high lamas, students, and friends engaged in practice in proximity to Rinpoche’s holy body including His … 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.

The One Answer is to Practice Lamrim

Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche | March 28, 2024 -
Lama Zopa Rinpoche offered four teachings at Kopan Monastery on April 7, 8, and 9 before leaving for Tsum Valley on April 10. As we now all know, Rinpoche showed the aspect of passing away on April 13, and as … 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

Practice During Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Practice During Solar and Lunar Eclipses

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Lama Zopa Rinpoche often spoke about solar and lunar eclipses, which are considered auspicious for practice and provide opportunities ... Read more »

Charitable Activities

Inviting Your Generous Support: Merit Box Project to Support Dharma Projects

Inviting Your Generous Support: Merit Box Project to Support Dharma Projects

The International Merit Box Project began in 2001 as a generosity practice for the international FPMT community. For many years, students and centers kept Merit Boxes close by so they could gradually make offerings throughout the year, before sending them ... Read more »

Community: Stories & News

April 2024 E-News is Available Now!

April 2024 E-News is Available Now!

This month’s e-news brings you important news, updates, and causes for rejoicing regarding: One year anniversary of Lama Zopa Rinpoche showing the aspect of passing away, Teachings by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe, Heart Sutra Retreat at Kopan Monastery, ... 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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