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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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Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Four Kadampa Deities Retreat Teachings from 2003

From April 18 to May 11, 2003 Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave extensive teachings (twenty-three videos!) during the Four Kadampa Deities Retreat at Institut Vajra Yogini, France. The retreat focused on the four Kadampa deities, however, Rinpoche teaches on a broad … Read more »

Knowledge-Wisdom: Lama Yeshe on Educating Children

Lama Yeshe's Wisdom | February 16, 2024 -
“On Educating Children,” is a discourse given by Lama Yeshe at Kedron Park Teachers College, Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 1975. In this excerpt, Lama offers advice on how to best educate children on the fundamentals of living in the modern … Read more »

Help Actualize Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Stupa of Complete Victory

Holy Objects | February 12, 2024 -
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 »

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

Study & Practice News | February 2, 2024 -
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 »

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 »

February 2024 e-News is Now Available

FPMT Community: Stories & News | February 22, 2024 -
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 »

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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