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Geshe Tenzin Zopa


Geshe Zopa is an accomplished Buddhist master and extremely popular teacher, fluent in English, and with a contemporary approach. Geshe-la’s enthusiasm and warmth capture the hearts of all who attend his teachings. His humble manner, gentle humour and clear and topical explanations of Buddhist philosophy engage everyone who attend his teachings.

Geshe Zopa is featured in the 2008 documentary film Unmistaken Child, which follows his search for the reincarnation of his beloved master, Geshe Lama Konchog. He was born in Nepal, and become a monk at age nine. As a child he studied Tibetan language, English, Nepali, art, lama dance, ritual, puja, and Buddhist philosophy. He also did a 6-month retreat with Geshe Lama Konchog back in the cave in Tsum.

He was the top student in debate, writing, and memorization at Sera Je, and he always ranked among the top five students out of more than 5000 monks. In 2007 he completed his studies and graduated as one of the youngest Geshes (equivalent to a PhD or Doctor of Divinity) in Tibetan Buddhism. In his youth he skipped four grades, and the Dalai Lama let him take his final Buddhist exams four years ahead of schedule.

He speaks fluent English, Tibetan, Nepali, and Hindi, and a little Mandarin.

July 2019

Public Talk GESHE TENZIN ZOPA Paws on the Path – Dharma for Your Pets

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Langri Tangpa Centre, 535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, QLD, 4152 + Google Map

Our pets can mean the world to us, but to make this relationship truly worthwhile we must connect them to their potential for liberation. Just loving them is not enough, we must ensure they are no longer born as a mute animal, but are able to enjoy the wisdom of the Dharma in the future. Imprints from the sound of mantras are able to penetrate deeply into the animal psyche, as they do not have the intellectual barriers that humans do. In this talk Geshe-la will explain how we can use everyday activities to connect our pets to the Dharma, and how we can best help them as they reach the end of their life.

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Public Talk GESHE TENZIN ZOPA Departure Wisdom – Helping the Recently Deceased

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Langri Tangpa Centre, 535 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, QLD, 4152 + Google Map

How we can help those who have just died? Whether it is a close relative, and suicide, a victim of crime, or those who perished in natural disasters—we channel our concern and grief to help all those still wandering and restless in the bardo (the intermediate state). In particular, we can offer the Sur Practice in the 49 days after death, to help the recently deceased on their onward journey.

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Chenrezig Institute, 33 Johnsons Road

EUDLO: Compassionate Care for the Dying

Hospice event, hosted by our sister centre, Chenrezig Institute. Open to everyone with an interest in the topic

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