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 +======= Thubten Zopa Rinpoche =======
 +[[Thubten Zopa Rinpoche]] ​ (born 1946) is a [[Lama]] from [[wp>​Thami]],​ a village in the [[wp>​Khumbu]] region of [[wp>​Nepal]]. Early in life, he was recognized as the [[reincarnation]] of the [[wp>​Lawudo Lama]], from the same region (hence the title "​[[Rinpoche]]"​). He took his [[vinaya|monastic vows]] at [[wp>​Dungkar]] Monastery in [[wp>​Tibet]] where he traveled in 1957, but he had to flee due to severe treatment on monks inflicted by the [[wp>​Chinese army]] after the [[w[?>​1959 Tibetan uprising]]. Instead of continuing in Tibet, his [[Guru|spiritual teacher]], [[wp>​Geshe Rabten]], entrusted him to the care of Lama [[wp>​Thubten Yeshe]]. Lama Zopa has received teachings from many high lamas.<​ref>​[http://​​Lama-Zopa-Teachers.html Lawudo Gompa - Lama Zopa Rinpoche'​s Teachers]</​ref>​
 +Lama Zopa met the previous [[Choekyi Gyaltsen|Panchen Lama]] in Nepal in 1986 and in Tibet.
 +"'''​Lama Zopa'''"​ is most noteworthy as the co-founder, with Lama Yeshe, of [[Kopan Monastery]] and the [[Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition]] (FPMT). Since the 1984 death of Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa has served as the Topmast'​s spiritual director.
 +Zopa's books are published by [[Wisdom Publications]]. Free transcripts of some of his teachings are available from the [[Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive]]. There is an extensive biography of him in the book ''​The Lawudo Lama''​ by Jamyang Wangmo.
 +Lama Zopa supports—apparently in accordance with the dying wish of Lama Yeshe—the controversial [[Maitreya Project]], a planned 152&​nbsp;​m (500&​nbsp;​ft) high [[Maitreya]] statue in [[Kushinagar]],​ northern India. If built, it will be one the largest Buddha statues in the world, only one meter shorter than the [[Spring Temple Buddha]] in China'​s [[Henan]] province.
 +==See also==
 +*[[Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel]]
 +{{Reflist}}<​!--added above External links/​Sources by script-assisted edit-->
 +*{{Cite book
 +  | last = Wangmo
 +  | first = Jamyang
 +  | authorlink =
 +  | coauthors =
 +  | title = Lawudo Lama, Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region
 +  | publisher = Wisdom Publications
 +  | date = 2005
 +  | location =
 +  | pages =
 +  | url =
 +  | doi =
 +  | id =
 +  | isbn = 0861711831}}
 +==External links==
 +* [http://​​teachers/​jointbio.asp Lama Zopa's Biography]
 +* [http://​​teachers/​zopa/​ Information on Lama Zopa on the FPMT website]
 +* [http://​​ Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition official website]
 +* [http://​​watch?​v=-jLuvSactQ8&​feature=related Lama Zopa Rinpoche meditation on emptiness] (Youtube Video)
 +<br />
 +{{Buddhism topics}}
 +<!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:​Persondata]] -->
 + | NAME              = Rinpoche, Thubten Zopa
 + | DATE OF BIRTH     = 1946
 + | PLACE OF BIRTH    =[[Nepal]]
 + | DATE OF DEATH     =
 + | PLACE OF DEATH    =
 +{{DEFAULTSORT:​Rinpoche,​ Thubten Zopa}}
 +[[Category:​1946 births]]
 +[[Category:​Living people]]
 +[[Category:​Tibetan Buddhists from Nepal]]
 +[[Category:​Tibetan Buddhist teachers]]
 +[[Category:​Gelug Lamas]]
 +[[Category:​Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition]]
 +[[Category:​20th-century Lamas]]
 +[[fr:Lama Zopa Rinpoché]]
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