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Fri, February 12, 2021


7 - 8:15 PM 


VIRTUAL TALK: Dr. Nick Ribush on FPMT founder Lama Thubten Yeshe



Today we commemorate the anniversary of FPMT founder Lama Thubten Yeshe’s parinirvana at dawn on Losar in 1984, marking thirty-seven years since his passing. Although this was a tremendous loss for the many students he inspired, his legacy is unmatchable. Due to his purposeful and innovative presentation of the Buddha Dharma to the young Westerners traveling in Nepal and India decades ago, Tibetan Buddhist centers took root around the world and the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) was established. Currently there are 163 centers and projects including meditation centers in 30 countries, monasteries and nunneries, hospices, schools, clinics, prison projects and publishing houses. Dr. Nick was one of Lama Thubten Yeshe’s earliest students. We are fortunate to hear stories about Lama’s life from one of his close students.


Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972. Since then he has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a full time worker for their international organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT). Dr. Nick is the Founding Director of Kurukulla Center and current Director of the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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Zoom URL: https://zoom.us/j/99135019478?pwd=T2ZDSmY4STlpRGNlSVl1a1VMZUJaQT09

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