Practices for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's Swift Return
Practices & Prayers
Swift Return Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche:
- A Prayer for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with additional prayers by other distinguished lamas (English & Tibetan Ver 3, updated Apr 21, 2023)
- Lama Chopa and Tsog Offering – every day, or every seventh day
- Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
- In Praise of Dependent Origination
- Chanting the Names of Noble Manjushri
- King of Prayers
- A Prayer for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with additional prayers by other distinguished lamas
To create the causes for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s swift return and continued guidance, Shantideva Center hosted online practices for 49 days, April 13- May 31, 2023:
- Daily practices
- Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog
Khadro-la has advised that this is a most important and precious time for students.
- Tara Puja (PDF)
- Extensive dedications (PDF)
- Concise Praise of 21 Taras (Compilation by Ven. George Churinoff) (Lotsawa House Version)
Heruka Vajrasattva Tsog Offering:
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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.
Source: Langri Tangpa Centre Inc
Tara Practice led by Ven. Robina Courtin (Day 1)
FPMT Updates, Condolences, Remembrances
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.
- Kopan Monastery and Nunnery, including photos from the Kopan group doing prayers in Swayambhunath
- Other monasteries and communities in India and Nepal.
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.