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While leading a month-long retreat in Australia in March 2011 and just prior to manifesting a stroke, Lama Zopa Rinpoche received a card from a student attending the retreat. Rinpoche requested that the card be shared by Mandala so that others can rejoice:
Dearest Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
I just want to say how happy I am (all of us here, really), to have had the karma to spend time with you.
Your kindness and skill has inspired me to go back to the drawing board and totally change the life.
May I work tirelessly (as yourself) to fulfill the wishes of every sentient being and always Rinpoche abide in my heart.
Thank you for all the understanding, teachings and purification. I have not fulfilled all my commitments to you, but I will!
You can read more about the retreat, hosted by Atisha Centre, The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion and Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery near Bendigo, Victoria, in the article “The Retreat of a Lifetime: Guru Devotion in Australia with Lama Zopa Rinpoche” from Mandala July-September 2011. In the same issue, Mandala covered Rinpoche’s stroke in “When the Guru Manifests a Stroke: Ordinary Appearances and Extraordinary Teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche.”
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