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 Geshe Tenzin Zopa March-April-May Australian tour 2019

Elder Jimmy Edgar Welcomes Geshe Zopa to Country in Broome. Photo: Sandy Faber
Geshe Zopa teaching Hospice Mother Tara, Photo: HMT Facebook

We are very fortunate to have Geshe Tenzin Zopa once again touring Australia. Geshe-la’s 2019 tour will take place from 21st March till 6 May. This is Geshe-la’s second tour of 2019, commencing in Broome, Western Australia.

Geshe Zopa will be teaching on a range of subjects, as well as giving public talks and meeting with community groups. He is ronowned for making the deepest Tibetan Buddhist teachings accessible and students find him to be profound, witty and warm.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa tours the world, following the advice of his close teacher, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He is in huge demand from his thousands of students around the world, and we are extremely fortunate to be able to access the teachings of this highly respected teacher.

Tenzin Amdo talks with Geshe Zopa, Blue Mountains. Photo: S. Brennan

Please see the links to the centres below where Geshe-la will visit:

Gyalwa Ensapa, Broome Buddhists,  visit this link
Hayagriva Buddhist Centre visit this link
Hospice Mother Tara visit this link
Chag Tong Chen Tong Tibetan Buddhist Meditation centre, Hobart visit this link
Potawa Study Group, Wagga Wagga visit this link
Kunsang Yeshe Retreat Centre, Blue Mountains visit this link
Langri Tangpa Centre, Brisbane visit this link
Chenrezig Institute, Eudlo visit this link

Geshe Tenzin Zopa at Karuna Hospice, 2017. Photo: S. Brennan

Biography of Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Geshe Tenzin Zopa was born in 1972 in the Tsum Valley in Nepal and is a Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Mahayana tradition. He is known by the title Geshe, which is Tibetan for professor of Buddhist philosophy. He entered Sera Jey University in 1990 to undertake extensive studies in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and graduated as a Geshe in 2007.

The highly esteemed late Geshe Lama Konchok, became Geshe Zopa’s spiritual and temporal guardian when Geshe-la was three. From that time Geshe Lama Konchok gave Geshe Zopa commentaries on various important Buddhist sutra and tantra texts. Geshe Tenzin Zopa became Geshe Lama Konchok’s closest disciple and was his assistant and translator until his teacher’s death in 2001. The multi award-winning documentary ‘Unmistaken Child’ covers his search over 5 years for the recognised reincarnation of his late master.

Geshe-la entered Kopan Monastery in 1984 and was ordained as a monk. At Kopan he studied Tibetan language, English, Nepali, art, lama dance, ritual, puja, and Buddhist philosophy. He became close to, and received teachings from many high lamas across many different lineages. During his adult life Geshe Tenzin Zopa has worked for his close teacher, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, as an international touring Geshe within Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). He has taught extensively across the world in Europe, the Indian sub-continent, Asia, and Australia and was the longest serving Resident Teacher of Losang Dragpa Centre, Malaysia. In Malayasia Geshe-la further served as the Dharma advisor to Kasih Hospice Care Society and retreat centre Rinchen Jangsem Ling Dharma Society; both FPMT centres.

Projects undertaken by Geshe-la include taking responsibility for the temporal and spiritual development of Rachen Nunnery and Mu Monastery, Tsum, Nepal and supervising the completion of the 1000 Buddha Relics Memorial Stupa at Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

A prolific teacher, Geshe-la is the author of 12 books, “Buddha Nature and Preliminary Prayers and Their Explanations”,  “Karma & the 12 Links”,  “Ask the Geshe – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times”,  “Mirror to Your Life”, “Whose Truth?”, “The Yamantaka Short Sadhana Practice”,  “Meditation”, “A concise commentary to the Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment”; “Lam Rim – Graduated Path to Enlightenment” and “Buddhist TenetsA commentary on Chokyi Gyaltsen’s A Presentation of Tenets” , “The Thousand Buddha Relic Stupa”, “The Holy Child of Kopan” and 3 more are in the pipeline “37 Practices to Enlightenment”, “Commentary on the Bodhicaryavatara” and “Buddhist Tantra – The Practice of Purity”. Click here

Geshe Tenzin Zopa is undertaking the important responsibility of overseeing the physical, mental and spiritual development of Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the unmistaken reincarnation of the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog.

He is currently based in Australia and has extensive commitments worldwide, as he follows the advice of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in his work for the FPMT, helping students to understand and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha internationally.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa and Martin Walker Watson, artist, at Martin’s studio, Brunie Island, Tasmania. Photo: Ven. Lindy Mailhot