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Lawudo Gompa Lama Zopa Rinpoche Retreat Nepal

Nestling in the jade green Himalayan Mountains, amidst the juniper trees, mountain peaks and floating clouds is the most beautiful hermitage of Lawudo.

For disciples and students of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche there are few places on this earth that hold as much significance and meaning as Lawudo. Situated high in the Himalayan mountains in the area known as Solu Khumbu, the Sherpa region of eastern Nepal, Lawudo nestles against the side of the mountain like a beacon for all who seek an authentic, blessed and naturally mystical place. Known as the Cave of Blissful Attainments, it is one of the many sacred places of this region. Discovered by the previous Lawudo Lama Kunsang Yeshe and empowered by the blessings of a life time of pure Dharma practice, it is the original home of the incomparably kind Guru Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Just seeing the place blesses and transforms the most hardened of hearts and minds to think only of Dharma in ones life. 

This extremely beautiful and fascinating region is considered to be a “hidden valley” or beyal, a special country blessed by Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). In fact, just above Lawudo is a large cliff known as the Dragkarma, or White Cliff, which is said to be the actual entrance to one of the secret valleys of Khumbu.

Lawudo offers anyone who sincerely wants to nourish and develop their mind in Dharma and meditation one of the most conducive and inspiring opportunities imaginable.

Upcoming Retreats:

May 10-28, 2020 - Lawudo Pilgrimage and Retreat with Venerable Amy Miller. VIEW FLYER

October 1-15, 2020 - Lawudo trek and retreat with Venerable Robina Courtin. More information at

April 15 - May 6, 2022 - Calm Abiding & Bodhichitta Retreat In Lawudo Hermitage, Nepal with Venerable Thubten Khadro. Due COVID tentatve dates to be confirmed. Includes guided trek, 7 day retreat and Kathmandu Buddhists visits. VIEW FLYER

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Lawudo Retreat Center is affiliated with the FPMT. For more details visit the FPMT web site

The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition is an international, non-profit organization, founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84), a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The Foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation, and community service. We provide integrated education through which people's minds and hearts can be transformed into their highest potential for the benefit of others, inspired by an attitude of universal responsibility. We are committed to creating harmonious environments and helping all beings develop their full potential of infinite wisdom and compassion. Our organization is based on the Buddhist tradition of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet as taught to us by our founder Lama Thubten Yeshe and spiritual director Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

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Lawudo Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat center in Nepal under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Lawudo Lama Kunzang Yeshe, also known as “the Lawudo Lama”, meditated in the blessed mountain cave at Lawudo, which is a central feature of this Tibetan Buddhist mountain meditation retreat center. It is Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s wish to rebuild the gompa at Lawudo. If you wish to contribute to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision please visit the “Support” link. There are retreat cabins available for people to visit and meditate in benefiting from the blessings of this mountain retreat center. Travelers are also welcome to visit Lawudo Gompa and Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat center while in Nepal. Please visit the “Retreat” link for information.

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