In 1972, Nick Ribush was traveling in south-east Asia when a series of fortunate events led him to Kopan Monastery just in time for the Third Kopan Meditation Course, which is where he met his teachers, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Following the course, he stayed on at Kopan for five years, working closely with the Lamas on their various projects. As a result, there are lots of stories, some of which can be told!
Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1972. Since then he has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a full time worker for the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. He was a monk from 1974 to 1986. In 1975, with Lama Yeshe, he established Wisdom Publications; in 1977 Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi; in 1989 Kurukulla Center, Boston; and in 1996, the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, Boston, which he now directs. He was a member of the FPMT board of directors from its inception in 1983 until 2002.