Please say Medicine Buddha and long life prayers such as White Tara and Amitayus for Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Remember how he embodies the Buddha’s compassion and wisdom, always keep him at your heart center. Beseech him to recover quickly and never leave us.
Emails from the FPMT email group follow:
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been admitted to hospital, the medical staff have confirmed that Rinpoche has had a stroke and temporarily lost some of the movement of his right side and his speech is impaired.
The hospital has requested that Rinpoche stay for a few days to observe and monitor him to ensure there are no further complications.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been informed of Rinpoche’s situation and high Lamas close to Rinpoche are doing pujas as well as Kopan Monastery.
Apart from Rinpoche’s right side and speech being affected, Rinpoche seems in good humor and is doing his prayers in the hospital (altar is set up with prayer wheel, thanka and texts)
Regarding practices – at this time the main practice is Medicine Buddha puja and to recite the mantras of the Long Life Deities such as White Tara and Amitayus.
Specifically I am requesting if Centers could organize extensive Medicine Buddha pujas or Medicine Buddha practice with many offerings and to do strong prayers for Rinpoche’s health and long life at this time.
REQUEST FOR PRAYERS AND PRACTICES FROM VENERABLE ROGER
Khadro la has advised that we need to do Medicine Buddha puja and recite the mantra of one of the Long Life deities such as White Tara and Amitayus for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life.
Specifically I am requesting if centers could organize extensive Medicine Buddha puja or Medicine Buddha practice with many offerings and do strong prayers for Rinpoche’s health and long life.
Thank you everyone for your understanding and help and support, it’s very important at this time.