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Eulogy for Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
“This is the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” 

Although it is difficult to convey the extraordinariness of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s life, we share an incredibly moving eulogy so we can rejoice from our hearts in Rinpoche’s myriad accomplishments, teachings, blessings, and activities and be inspired to follow in his footsteps. This obituary also includes a gallery of 300+ photos of various stages in Rinpoche’s profound life.  Read the obituary »

We also invite you to visit our Updates Regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche page for the latest news and announcements, swift return prayer resources, tributes, photos and more. 

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Saka Dawa: The Possiblity to Create Merit is Unbelievable!

Today, May 23, 2024, is the day we observe the merit-making day of Saka Dawa which commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana when karmic results are multiplied by 300 million times as it commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha’s three major life … Read more »

Lama Yeshe’s Wisdom: The Shortcomings of Attachment

Lama Yeshe's Wisdom | May 3, 2024 -
In 1975 during their first trip to Europe, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave a weekend seminar in England, once again demonstrating their charisma and knowledge, and the profound effect of Buddha’s wisdom on Western people. This seminar was … Read more »

Join Our Saka Dawa Day of Merit: 10,000 Sangha Praying for All Beings

Charitable Activities | May 20, 2024 -
Saka Dawa falls on May 23, 2024, and is a very special day to create merit and offer prayers and practices*. On behalf of the entire FPMT organization we have arranged a full day of merit making practices undertaken by … Read more »

Recommended Practices for Saka Dawa, May 23, 2024

Study & Practice News | May 13, 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 »

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 »

Upcoming Opportunity to Connect with Tenzin Osel Hita in Spain

Osel Hita News | May 18, 2024 -
We are pleased to share an opportunity to connect with Tenzin Osel Hita during an upcoming Habit Alignment Key (HAK) Experience retreat in Spain from June 23-28, 2024. HAK Experience is a transformative retreat created by Ösel combining ancient wisdom … Read more »

Latest Essential Extracts Podcast

The Lama Zopa Rinpoche Essential Extracts podcast episodes, which range from fifteen minutes to half-an-hour, cover many lamrim topics. Please enjoy the latest release below. You can find all previous episodes as well as our full-length teachings podcast on our podcast homepage.

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Rinpoche’s Video Teachings

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In-depth Story

International IMI Sangha offering prayers each day in front of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s holy body, Kopan Monastery, Nepal, April 21, 2023. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

Kopan the Beautiful Mandala—An Intimate Portrait of this Time from Ven. Sarah Thresher

It’s simply impossible to express how beautiful it is in Rinpoche’s room right now,” Ven. Sarah Thresher shared on her Facebook page from Kopan Monastery on May 4, 2023, two weeks after Lama Zopa Rinpoche showed the aspect of passing away on April 13, 2023. “Kopan has done everything to make it the most extraordinarily beautiful and breathtaking offering for Rinpoche. I hope you all will have a chance to visit in the future and appreciate the love and devotion and majesty of Rinpoche’s mandala. I have watched this transformation over the past two weeks and I’m so grateful.”

We are so fortunate that Ven. Sarah took the time to share what it has been like at Kopan during this devastating and moving time. With Ven. Sarah’s permission, we are sharing some of the detailed reports she has written about how “every inch of Kopan” has been in prayer and service as several thousand individuals have come to pay respects to Rinpoche and process this immense loss. The supportive and kind atmosphere, impeccable coordination and handling of logistics, and the care and detail needed for Kopan to receive and care for hundreds of guests from around the world daily—this effort at a time of losing the guru is something to truly consider and rejoice in. 

We have kept Ven. Sarah’s entries dated so readers can appreciate how the events were being experienced in real time. Read the full story »

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