Find links here to all the latest FPMT updates regarding Lama Zopa Rinpoche, our most precious guru and spiritual director, who showed the aspect of passing away on April 13, 2023.
Rinpoche teaches on guru devotion, using Milarepa’s life story as an inspiring example, in this excerpt from the 38th Kopan Course.
Rinpoche describes the qualities of Lama Yeshe's holy body, speech and mind, the search for Lama's incarnation and the confirmation of Lama Ösel as the incarnation.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche describes how he first met Lama Yeshe and speaks of his last illness and of his pure compassion and great spiritual attainments in this interview with Piero Cerri shortly after Lama passed away.
A special issue of Wisdom magazine in honor of Lama Yeshe's life and work, published in 1984. This commemorative issue features thirty pages of tributes, teachings, poems and photographs.
Read Chapter 7 of Big Love: The Life and Teachings of Lama Yeshe. This chapter describes the lamas' pilgrimage to Lawudo and the beginnings of Kopan Monastery in 1969.
Advice on the qualities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is a living Compassion Buddha with perfect wisdom and compassion for every sentient being.
A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2004.
A praise and request for the long life of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, written by Nicholas Ribush in August 2016.
A prayer for the quick return of Geshe Lhundub Sopa Rinpoche, composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
A supplication of long life entreating the holy mind of Khadro Bumkye Tsomo, called Divine Melodious Drum
A teaching about the life of Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, a great bodhisattva and scholar from the Kinnaur region of Himachal Pradesh, northern India.
Milarepa achieved enlightenment by following the path, with much hardship
A prayer composed by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche for the swift return of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup Rigsel