Serving as Center Director

Serving as Center Director

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Taos, New Mexico, 1999. Photo: Lenny Foster.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche receives thousands of  letters every year from people seeking guidance on a variety of issues. His advice is made available here, so it may be of benefit to others. 

This topic contains advice to those offering service as a center director, and includes advice to new directors and to those who are retiring from the role. Rinpoche says working for the center and serving sentient beings is a very unique situation. When it’s done with a bodhicitta motivation we collect unbelievable amounts of merit because we are educating others in the Buddha’s method that completely eliminates suffering and brings lasting happiness. 

Rinpoche also offers advice on how the director can deal with disharmony at the center. “You can use the problems in the center as a challenge to vanquish the self-cherishing thought and ignorance, the concept of true existence, the unknowing mind,” he says. 

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