Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Teachings & Advice

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for over 30 years has overseen 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.

Rinpoche has set in motion a host of Vast Visions for the FPMT organization that will span generations to accomplish. These include the proliferation of many charitable projects and beneficial activities. Among many projects dear to Rinpoche’s heart are the two Maitreya Projects: under Rinpoche’s guidance, FPMT plans to build two large statues of the future Buddha, Maitreya, in Bodhgaya and Kushinagar in India; The Sera Je Food Fund, which offered three vegetarian meals a day to all 2,500 monks studying at Sera Je Monastery in south India for twenty-six years, culminating into a large endowment fund, which now covers all the cost of food for all the monks for as long as the endowment fund remains; Animal Liberation events around the world, at which creatures, big and small, are freed from immediate harm or blessed every year– with hundreds of millions of animals liberated to date (by Lama Zopa Rinpoche or those inspired by him) and counting! Rinpoche is also utterly dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama wherever and whenever possible and holds this to be an utmost priority for FPMT. [Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition]

More details of Rinpoche’s ongoing philanthropy can be followed through the Lama Zopa Rinpoche Bodhichitta Fund.

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News & Updates

If you would like to keep up-to-date with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s news and activities, including his teaching schedule, you can do so by visiting FPMT’s website, following him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and/or subscribing to FPMT News daily updates.

Video Teachings

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been teaching across the world for over thirty years. Here you can find a small selection of his teachings from FPMT’s YouTube Channel. To explore more please visit FPMT’s Rinpoche Available Now page which shares an extensive archive of Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s latest video teachings including his most recent: Teachings on Thought Transformation during the Time of COVID-19.

Practice Texts

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has written and translate a large number of practices and text to help many practice the dharma. Please visit the FPMT Foundation Store to explore the many downloadable PDFs available which can help develop and expand your practice.

Below are a selection of what you can discover. Please click on the title to see all the details.

Practice Advice

The Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive (LYWA) is a treasure trove of advice and teachings from Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The Archive was founded in 1996 by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, its spiritual director, to make available in various ways the teachings it contains. Even though the Archive contains teachings from both Lamas, Rinpoche chose the name Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive in honour of his teacher. If you have a question about the buddhism or how to practice it we strongly recommend searching it’s pages by click here.

Here are a few examples to get you started: