Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s series of teachings from Kopan happening right now and why they are so important

A message from Ven Roger Kunsang:

Dear Friends,

These are challenging times with Covid 19, it brings many serious challenges to everyone, like the world has never seen before. It is important we support our FPMT family as much as we can.

This is the reason that Rinpoche is offering these regular teachings, lungs and transmissions by video. They are to protect us, as well as to help us “use” the situation! make it positive, transform it into Dharma. Help us to “use” the situation to our own and others’ advantage, not leaving the teachings just as theory, but to actually put into practice the teachings of the Buddha.

Rinpoche is teaching every other day on compassion, emptiness and lojong. Rinpoche is  helping  us see how the Dharma gives us the ability to deal with these huge challenges we face. To see how the Dharma gives us the strength, clarity and compassion to manage these difficult circumstances. Rinpoche’s teachings comes from His own deep experience of the Dharma, which inspires  our own minds and gives us the  strength and courage we all need in these difficult times.

Centers are already helping their community to connect with Rinpoche’s teachings – thank you!  Please continue to emphasise the importance of these special teachings from Rinpoche, and to make them available through your network … it really is the best way to support your community.

In addition to the powerful Dharma work Rinpoche is giving us, in these videos we are also telling the story of Kopan Monastery, through the young and old monks of Kopan.

Kopan is 50 years old this year! Rinpoche has been teaching the one month meditation course (the annual November course) at Kopan for that long!  Kopan is the bedrock of the FPMT organization, and so hearing its story via these videos provides a good way for us all to understand, and to connect more deeply with our organization.

The videos, together with transcripts and MP3 files, are available on  To help you navigate this wealth of resources, each video is provided with a brief introduction to the content, in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Advice for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).
Lama Zopa Rinpoch recorded this video of practices for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in March 2020 at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. This video begins with a teaching and motivation for doing the practices. Then Rinpoche gives additional advice along with the oral transmission of a mantra and four prayers. In this video Rinpoche gives the following oral transmission: * Vajra Armor mantra * Swift Fulfillment of Wishes in Dependence on the Great Jetsun Tsongkhapa * The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: The Blessed Prayer Known as “Liberating Sakya from Disease” * The Vajra Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: Words of Truth Pacifying the Danger of Weapons * The Speech of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo: A Request to Pacify the Fear of Famine -- For a transcript and details on the prayers and mantras in this video:
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