Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Geshe Lozang Rinchen and dogs in front of Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery (a branch of Kopan Monastery), Solu Khumbu, Nepal, March, 2017. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

New photo albums have been added to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Photo Gallery, where you can see Rinpoche in action as he travels around the world! Visit FPMT’s website to see a new photo album showing Rinpoche’s March-April visit to Nepal. Albums from 2017 can be found at:

Rinpoche spent the beginning of the year in India, visiting Root Institute, Maitreya School, and Maitri Charitable Project in Bodhgaya; going on pilgrimage to the ruins of Nalanda University and the stupa at Sarnath; and being offered a long life puja at Yulo Koepa (Tara Temple) in Sarnath, which is a project of Kopan Nunnery. In late February, Rinpoche returned to Kopan Monastery in Nepal for Losar (Tibetan New Year) and the March enthronement of Thubten Rigsel Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup. 

Rinpoche then spent time at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery, which is a branch of Kopan Monastery and next to Sagarmatha Lower Secondary School, in lower Solu Khumbu District. Rinpoche blessed the children who are students at the school, which is overseen by Kopan Monastery and supported by FPMT’s Social Service Fund. Rinpoche made a visit to Thubten Choling Monastery in Junbesi. Then he went to Maratika Caves in Khotang District.

Children of Sagarmatha Lower Secondary School lined up on the assembly ground with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in background. The older children look after the younger ones. Chailsa, Nepal, March 2017. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Rinpoche has most recently been teaching in Mongolia. [Please see “CORRECTED–Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Mongolia: Update,” to read the corrected version of this post on Rinpoche’s Mongolia visit.]

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