Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Swift Return

Ven. Robina Courtin will lead Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog in person from the center on Tue May 30, 7:30-8:30pm EDT. For May 30th, this is an in-person and online event.

To create the causes for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s swift return and continued guidance, Shantideva Center will host online for 49 days until May 31:

  • Daily practices from 12:30-1pm EDT (US Eastern time)
  • Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm EDT (US Eastern time)

Here is the Zoom information for all practices:

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Khadro-la has advised that this is a most important and precious time for students

Please refer below for the latest confirmed schedule of teachers. Please also see further below for information about events hosted by our sister-FPMT centers.

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Every seven days FPMT centres from around the world will be offering tsog to draw closer to the guru, purify broken samaya, and create mountains of merit for the swift return of our precious guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Everyone is welcome to join this short yet profound practice, across the pixels of light, to create a joyous and strong group karma.


Reciting prayers together is far stronger if done together as a group, and helps create the collective merit we need as an FPMT community, to once again enjoy the direct teachings of our precious guru.


Over and over again we have been advised: actualise the lam rim, develop realisations in the heart. The yoga method of Heruka Vajrasattva has the power to purify all negative energy, which is the main thing preventing you from actualising the path.


We chant the beautiful Tibetan tunes, make offerings and recite the 100 Vajrasattva mantra – a profound method to meditate on emptiness, the ultimate purification.


Tsog means “gathering”. By gathering together to offer tsog we are making space. When the right space opens, realisations come as if magnetically attracted. Even if some of us are gathering across the digital divide, in our hearts we gather together all the things we’re offering, together across space and across time.


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Making Offerings

Shantideva Center will make offerings to our teachers leading these practices. You can support these offerings here or click the Donate button. Please make sure to select in the dropdown menu: “Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Swift Return”.

Teacher Schedule

Upcoming daily sessions from 12:30-1pm EDT:

  • Fri, May 26, Ven. Robina Courtin
  • Sat-Sun, May 27-28, Ven. Lhundup Jamyang
  • Mon, May 29, Ven. George Churinoff
  • Tue-Wed, May 30-31, Ven. Robina Courtin

For Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog on Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm EDT: 

  • May 30, Ven. Robina Courtin 
    Venerable will lead in person from the center on May 30. For May 30th, this is an in-person and online event.

Our teachers will use various practices and prayers advised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khadro-la and Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi.

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Practices & Prayers

Swift Return Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche:

Prayer texts in our daily sessions include:

Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog Offering:

  • Calling the Lama from Afar (PDF)
  • The Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog Offering (PDF)


Tara Practice led by Ven. Robina Courtin (Day 1)

FPMT Updates, Condolences, Remembrances

Latest updates on Rinpoche from FPMT 

Tributes, condolences, and notice of prayers being offered from great lamas, friends, and monastery officials around the world

Remembrances from students (where you can add a message)

Photo galleries of some of the prayers and pujas being offered for the swift return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. 

Offerings at Kopan Monastery

Offerings made for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s swift return, in a small room at the Boudha Stupa at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Shantideva Center has contributed on behalf of its students, to some of the offerings in this room.

Additional Practices at Sister FPMT Centers

Please check the respective center’s link for details and the latest info.

Kopan Monastery – Nepal Time NPT (UTC +5:45)
Livestream of prayers and pujas for Lama Zopa Rinpoche – Kopan monks and nuns offering continual prayers and puja in the room next to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s holy body.

Heruka Lama Chopa with Tsog – May 31 (time to be confirmed). All are welcome to join the livestream of this special puja. 

North America

Lama Yeshe Ling –  Eastern Time EDT (UTC-4):
Weekly Tara Pujas – Wednesdays @ 7pm (until May 31)


Jamyang London – British Time BST (UTC+1):
Rejoicing in Rinpoche – Sats Apr 29, May 6 @ 4pm-6pm


Amitabha Buddhist Centre – Singapore Time SGT (UTC +8):
Weekly prayers – Wednesdays @ 7:30pm (until May 31)

Australian FPMT Centres – Australian Times (UTC+8 to +10):
Australian centres are offering many practices and prayers for Rinpoche at varied times across the coming days and beyond.

We will post as we receive updates.