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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that we are not offering accommodation for guests at Kopan at this stage.
Accommodation will only be offered for the June course participants and onwards. Thank you

You can join online the prayers performed at Kopan, the prayers in English are done from 4.30pm to 6.30pm Nepali time: Read more

To make offerings for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's swift return pujas: Read more

Donations towards the general expenses of Lama Zopa Rinpoche embalming ceremony. Choose: Lama Zopa Rinpoche Ceremonies Fund: Read more

Please note Kopan is not accepting requests for individual pujas at the moment. Thank you for your understanding.

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:

English Letter: Read more
Tibetan Letter: Read more

Kopan Monastery
Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa

Kopan Monastery FPMT pending affiliation
Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition