You can register as of January 25, 2017


The Institute Lama Tzong Khapa is pleased to announce that from the 4th of October to the 5th of November 2017, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will lead in Pomaia the retreat of 100 million mantras “OM MANI PADME HUM”. We are glad to offer this incredible opportunity that allows to accumulate merits and purify negativities not only for ourselves but also for all the sentient beings and for an authentic world peace.

Here is what Rinpoche tells us about it:

“The benefits of reciting the Mantra of the Buddha of Compassion are countless, as the sky has no limits. Even just one recitation of OM MANI PADME HUM purifies completely every breaking of the four-root vows of individual liberation and every other negative karma”.

The retreat will last one month. Rinpoche will lead most of the retreat. It will be possible to participate here in Pomaia also for a shorter or longer time. It will be possible to participate also from home, following the teachings to recite the sadhana and the mantra. At the end of the retreat the number of Mantras recited by everyone will be counted.

Lama Zopa Rimpoche wrote a specific sadhana for this retreat, based on the one for the Nyungne, with a lot of additions, some of them written by Him. It is planned also a shorter version for those who will participate to the retreat from home and it will be downloadable from the Institute’s site.

The retreat will be structured in 3 or 4 daily sessions, starting from early in the morning. After the first or second week it will be possible to take the eight Mahayana precepts every day, starting from before the sunrise. The recitation will be guided by an expert monk or nun. Lama Zopa Rinpoche will participate to several sessions, giving teachings or simply reciting and meditating with the group. Besides the recitation of the Mantra, that will take place in silence but with a focused mind on several visualizations, every session will contain the prostrations to the 35 Buddhas, in total 50 or 60 prostrations per session.
To those who wants to participate to the retreat here in Pomaia we advise to do the reservation well in advance.

You can register as of January 25, 2017.
*Due to the numerous requests by those participating in the Kalachakra Initiation by H.H. Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya, the registration for the Retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been postponed until January 25, 2017. Thank you for your understanding.

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 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’s vision is vast and includes the proliferation of many charitable and beneficial activities. Rinpoche’s kindness is legendary. Born in the Mount Everest region of Thami in 1946, Rinpoche was recognized soon afterwards by His Holiness Tulshig Rinpoche and five other lamas as the reincarnation of the great yogi Kunsang Yeshe. Rinpoche was taken under the care of FPMT’s founder Lama Thubten Yeshe, soon after leaving Tibet, in Buxa Duar, India, in the early 1960’s. Rinpoche was with Lama Yeshe until 1984 when Lama Yeshe passed away and Lama Zopa Rinpoche took over as spiritual director of FPMT.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Spiritual Director FPMT