Dear Dharma friends!

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in Nepal in the Solu Khumbu region in 1946 and was recognized as the reincarnation of Lawudo Llama, a great meditator of this area. Rinpoche was educated in monasteries of Nepal and Tibet. In 1959 Rinpoche fled to India and continued his studies in the Tibetan refugee camp of Buxaduar, a former concentration camp of the British, in North India, where he stayed for eight years. There he also began to receive teachings from Lama Thubten Yeshe, with whom he remained as his main student. Rinpoche himself began to teach in 1971 and gave his first meditation course in the Kopan monastery, which the lamas had established near Boudhanath in the valley of Kathmandu. This event is now taking place annually and is visited by hundreds of people from many different countries..

Lama Zopa and Lama Yeshe were invited to the West by their growing number of students, and they soon traveled and taught all around the world. The two lamas remained together until the death of Lama Yeshe in March 1984. Two years later, the reincarnation of Lama Yeshe, the Spanish-born Tenzin Ösel Rinpoche, was formally recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is now the spiritual leader of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition - FPMT: Lama Yeshe gave this name to the Dharma centers and other activities that his students in Asia, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand have build. There are now more than 140 such centers and activities. Rinpoche tours these centers continuously, teaches and guides his thousands of students. Now he is coming to Vienna for the first time to visit Panchen Losang Chogyen Gelugzentrum. Rinpoche is known as a perfect example of the teachings he gives and unfolds all the qualities of a Bodhisattva in his tireless and compassionate work for the sake of others.

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