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Dear Friends,

On Thursday, April 13th, we shared the incredibly heart-breaking news that Lama Zopa Rinpoche stopped breathing and entered meditation at about 9.30am Nepal time.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed in meditation for 2 days and on April 14 at 10 p.m, Rinpoche ended his meditation.

The embalming process has begun and will take several months.

Pujas continue to go on constantly at Kopan Monastery in Rinpoche's room.

Please continue trying to fulfil Rinpoche’s holy wishes, especially to practice impermanence and bodhicitta in the context of the lamrim.
Fulfilling the gurus’ holy wishes is a very important part of inviting the guru to return.

May Rinpoche be reborn as quickly as possible in a place where he can be very quickly recognized and be of most benefit to sentient beings.

Big love,

Kopan Monastery


Letter from Geshe Thupten Chonyi, Abbot of Kopan Monastery, to all who have a connection with Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
on this sad occasion of the seventh date since Rinpoche's passing:

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Tibetan Letter: Read more

Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
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