Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche Visit 2020


Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche's visit to Chenrezig Institute

We are delighted to announce that Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be teaching at Chenrezig Institute on 13,14 and 15 March.

 Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and meditator who for 30 years has overseen the spiritual activities of the extensive worldwide network of centres, projects and services that form the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which he founded with Lama Thubten Yeshe. To read more about Lama Zopa Rinpoche or to see the vast activities of FPMT please follow this link:

 In 1974, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche established Chenrezig Institute and since then the centre has had the great fortune of welcoming Lama Zopa Rinpoche many times. It is a very rare opportunity to receive direct teachings and we feel extremely fortunate to welcome Rinpoche in March.

Rinpoche's Teaching Program

Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga
Friday 13 March to Sunday 15 March

During this auspicious three-day visit Lama Zopa Rinpoche will give a commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga. Rinpoche will provide the lung for the practice during the commentary.

Lama Tsongkhapa was a great fourteenth century Tibetan Buddhist teacher, scholar,and saint who founded the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.

‘Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings have everything to achieve full enlightenment.Especially clear are the most important points of sutra and tantra,’ Rinpoche explained.

 ‘With Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings, there is clear understanding, easy, quick realisations, and one makes less mistakes. You should know that you are extremely fortunate to meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings and practice them. It is extremely important to practice Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga. This way you will be able to meet Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings in future lives.’

The teaching session times with Lama Zopa Rinpoche are:

Friday 13 March: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Saturday 14 March: 4.00pm to 5.30pm, followed by a break. Teaching resumes 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Sunday 15 March: 4.00pm to 5.30pm, followed by a break. Teaching resumes 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

 The daytime program preceding Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s teachings will be announced as soon as confirmed.

Daily prayers and practices will take place from 7.30am each morning, in accordance with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s specific advice to Chenrezig Institute. 

Please note: schedule and teaching times may be subject to change.

Booking Information

Please be advised all bookings are now SOLD OUT.

Information for ordained Sangha

All Sangha members are required to register for each teaching.

Chenrezig Institute will sponsor the cost of the teaching facility fee for the weekend and all meals. There is limited accommodation available for ordained Sangha in the community so if you are planning to come to CI for the visit please register via this link


Opportunities to practice generosity and joyous effort

Throughout our 46-year history Chenrezig Institute has relied wholly on people’s kindness and generosity. Your support benefits others by introducing them to the teachings of the Buddha. We are immensely fortunate to host our Guru Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche whose visit will bring immeasurable benefit to many, but we require your continued generosity so we can make the visit as beneficial as possible. Please consider donating to any of the following areas. Click on the images below to discover the many ways you can create merit through sponsoring Rinpoche’s visit.