Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in 1946 in Thami, in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, not far from the Lawudo cave where his predecessor had meditated for the last 20 years of his life.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and oversees all of its activities.

A biography of Lama Zopa is available from Wisdom Publication:

Title: The Lawudo Lama

Author: Jamyang Wongmo