Kyabje Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Spiritual Director of FPMT
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, FPMT’s Spiritual Director, is the reincarnation of the Sherpa Nyingma yogi, Kunsang Yeshe, “The Lawudo Lama”. Rinpoche was born in 1946 in Thami, not far from the cave at Lawudo, in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, where his predecessor meditated for the final 20 years of his life. From time to time whilst giving teachings at various centres around the world, Rinpoche would tell stories of his childhood, in Thami, then in Tibet, where he went when he was ten, and finally India, where he first met Lama Thubten Yeshe, with whom he would remain as heart disciple until Lama passed away in 1984.