FPMT Australia


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Sadly Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s visit to Australia for the 4-week retreat in Bendigo and visits to Chenrezig Institute, Tara Institute, Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre, Langri Tangpa Centre and Vajrayana Institute has been postponed.

The postponement of the retreat (and teaching tour) is the result of observations by Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Khadro’la on the implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In these observations it was repeatedly noted that: 

The Corona Virus is moving fast.

The Corona Virus is easily transferred.

There is at present no cure for the virus.

There is a danger for the group to gather at this time at the retreat.

We regret that this postponement will cause many financial and personal difficulties for many people. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has indicated that the retreat (and visit to Australia) will be reconvened as soon as the risk of Corona Virus is under control and as soon as a suitable time can be found in his teaching schedule. 

The organisers of Lama Zopa Retreat 2020 (Heart of Wisdom Inc), will be in touch with retreatants within days about the implications of this postponement for those who have booked for the retreat.

First day of Lama Zopa Rinpoche teachings in Moscow organized by Ganden Tendar Ling – Ganden Tendar Ling, Moscow, Russia; Photographer: Renat Alyaudinov