Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Light of the Path 2017, Black Mountain, North Carolina, US, September 2017. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

In 2014, Indian FPMT students heard Malaysian and Singaporean students chant Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s name mantra in Mundgod, India, and wished to learn how to do the same. Long-time student Ven. Kabir Saxena suggested that they use an Indian tune instead, since the mantra is in Sanskrit. A Sanskrit chant teacher helped them to compose a tune for the mantra and Indian students were later able to offer this to welcome Rinpoche into the teaching hall when Rinpoche visited Bangalore in December 2016.

In January 2017, FPMT India national coordinator Deepthy Shekhar shared a beautiful recording of her chanting the mantra for the use of all of Rinpoche’s students. 


Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s name mantra is available to download, and all are welcome to enjoy and utilize the heartfelt chant offered by Deepthy. 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Deepthy Chandrashekhar, FPMT's India national coordinator, Bangalore, India, December 2016. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Deepthy Chandrashekhar, FPMT’s India national coordinator, Bangalore, India, December 2016. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab.


FPMT Education Services makes many other commonly used mantras available for free download. All are welcome to peruse and freely utilize what’s available.

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