Our beloved Lama Zopa Rinpoche, our main spiritual guide, our beacon, has stopped breathing since yesterday morning and is in the clear light meditative state.
Though we try to meditate on impermanence daily, we have been dumbfounded and deeply saddened.
Rinpoche was love, compassion and wisdom, and as Geshe Ciampa Gyatso once said: “Lama Zopa maybe (maybe) Chenrezig”.
Chenrezig is the Buddha's manifestation of compassion.
For us now another chapter is opening, the project of the monastery is in a delicate phase of development where the advice and opinion of Lama Zopa were constantly the guiding star of our action.
We join in our daily prayers, with all FPMT Centers who are offering Pujas and Prayers for the speedy return of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Jhado Rinpoche's words for Lama Zopa
Jhado Rinpoche, just informed from Nepal about Lama Zopa Rinpoche, officiated Lama Ciopa with Tsog and shortly before leaving Palermo for Pomaia he gave this short speech that we want to share, thanks to the Muni Gyana Center.
“We must not forget what was Rinpoche's mind, his desires and his strength in practice. We are all amazed by Rinpoche's practice. Generally people sleep at night, Rinpoche continued to practice and teach the Dharma at night.
Rinpoche has always shown his immeasurable benevolence towards all living beings. When he made the offerings he made sure to devote a lot of time to it and this is an example of how it should be practiced.
It is important to keep his example in mind every day and try to emulate him as much as possible. With this purpose you have established this Center [Muni Gyana].
Don't worry about Lama Zopa's future, he doesn't need our prayers, but it is important for us in the next 49 days to maintain an attitude of great awareness, develop bodhichitta and perform all the prayers of great aspiration.
Reflecting Lama Zopa's aspirations, keep him alive in you by interacting with benevolence, respect, love and practicing well.
The Lama Zopa form aggregate has ceased to be active but the supreme wisdom aggregate continues. Remember that we must be in constant harmony with Rinpoche, so please keep the practice high, as intense as possible. Practice!”
Jhado Rinpoche, 13.04.2023 – Muni Gyana Center, Palermo