Master Lobsang Zopa. Until 2005 he was a technical architect at the University of Granada and managing director of his own construction firm. That same year, soon after turning 48, his life took a radical turn. The death of a worker in an accident at the construction site he was managing marked him deeply, making him rethink his life and become what he is now, a Buddhist monk, ordained by H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (India) and a global reference point for Buddhism. Zopa is a disciple of Lama Zopa Rinpoche (spiritual director of the FPMT) and Geshe Lobsang Jamphel (Abbot of Nalanda Monastery, France), and a teacher recognized by the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Buddhism, FPMT. For more than 14 years, he has been a resident of Nalanda Monastery in France, where he has studied the fundamental texts of Tibetan Buddhism.