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Lawudo Gompa Project

Today 35 years after Lawudo Gompa was built it is in such poor structural condition that it could collapse at any time, therefore Lama Zopa Rinpoche has said that he would be very happy if it could be rebuilt. Thus the Lawudo Gompa Project has come into existence. The design of the new Gompa will be very similar to that of Kopan Gompa in Kathmandu only smaller. The main statue inside will be a 22 feet high Padmasambhava statue and Rinpoche has instructed that the Gompa should be big enough to seat 150 people and with rooms for eight Sangha. There will also be rooms built around the Gompa terraced into the side of the mountain for individual retreats. The estimated cost of the project is US$1,000,000.

This project marks a new phase in the development of this mystical blessed place called Lawudo, with a new Gompa and comfortable modern accommodation and facilities, not to mention a helipad for those who would prefer to avoid the two/three day walk from Lukla and would rather fly in by helicopter from Kathmandu. It is our hope that although the amount of money required to fulfill Rinpoche’s wishes for Lawudo is not insignicient we may very soon be able to offer Rinpoche a new Gompa at Lawudo exactly as he wishes.

If you would like to help by donating towards the cost of rebuilding Lawudo Gompa please follow the link below or contact the Center’s director Sangye Sherpa at


Lama Zopa Rinpoche, who is the spiritual director of the FPMT has expressed the wish that a new Gompa be built, with modern facilities for retreat. Like its location the cost of building this new Gompa is high and there is a need of serious financial assistance to make it happen.

To contribute to the building of the new Lawudo Gompa please make a donation. Thank you for your generous support which helps to manifest Lama Zopa Rinpoche's holy wishes and vast vision.

To make a secure credit card donation online:

Transactions will be processed through FPMT Inc. International Office in the USA.

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To send a check:

Please make your check payable to “FPMT Inc.”  with the word “Lawudo” written in the note section of the check and send it to the following address:

Lawudo Fund
c/o FPMT Inc
1632 SE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97214,

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Lawudo Retreat Center is an FPMT Center. 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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