Tour Bios

 

Geshe Lobsang Wangyal

Geshe Lobsang Wangyal S/o father Pema Trinline and mother Yama Chotso was born on 17th August,1967 in Simla, India. He attended local school at the age of seven and studied Tibetan and Math until the age of fifteen. He joined Gaden Shartse monastery in 1986 and studied Pramana Vartika (Buddhist Logic science) five years course. Prajna Paramita (The perfection wisdom) five years course. Madhyamika (Buddhist middle way philosophy) three years course. Abhidharma Kosha (Cosmology and Metaphysics) two years course. Vinaya (Monastic discipline and Vows) two years course and accomplished the five major texts of Buddhist studies. He participated in great Gelugpa examination for six years after the completion of all the class level of Gaden Shanse monastery. 

 

He served as a teacher of Buddhist philosophy at Jangchup Choeling Nunnery at Mundgod settlement for two whole years. He received his Geshe degree (Doctorate) in the year of 2003. Besides he received many initiations. empowemtent and oral transmission from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many root gurus of our monastery including Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Jampa Yeshi Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Kunchok Tsering Rinpoche. 

 

He has experience of teaching Buddhist studies in many western countries for three whole years. Currently he is teaching Buddhist studies at our monastery students. 

Geshe Laden

Geshe Laden S/o father Dawn and mother Sangrno was born on 10th September, 1974 in Markham region. Tibet. He served his parents as herdsboy until the age of seven and became a monk at ZehuDrung monastery in Tibet. He studied memorizing Buddhist rituals texts until the age of fifteen. He came to exile in India through Lhasa and Nepal at the age of seventeen and joined Gaden Shanse monastery in the year of 1991 in south India. He received his Gelong Dompa (full ordination vows) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1997. He studied all the five major texts of Buddhist studies and completed all the class level of Gaden Shartse monastery. He achieved the degree of Pramana Vartilta (Buddhist Logic science) in the year of 1994, Prajna Paramita (The perfection wisdom) in 1999, Madhyarnilta (Buddhist middle way philosophy) in 2002. Abhidharma Kosha (Cosmology and Metaphysics) in 2004, Vinaya (Monastic discipline and Vows) in 2006. He received his Creshe degree (Doctorate) in the year 2014. 

 

Besides he received many initiations, empowerment and oral transmission from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many root gurus of our monastery including Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje long Choktrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Jampa Yeshi Rinpoche. Kyabje Kensur Kunchok Tsering Rinpoche. He also studied performing Buddhist high rituals pujas and Buddhist Astrology in the monastery. He has experience of rendering his help to many local people in Astrology. 

 

He was appointed as head in charge of Gaden Shame Phulrhang Khangtsen for a year in 2007. He served this monastery whole year as assistance in charge of monastic kitchen in 2008 and a year as construction in charge of Phulthang Khangtsen accommodation building in 2009. He was appointed as board member of monastic administration office for three years in 2010  through vote by all the monks of Gaden Shanse monastery. 

Konchuk Lhundup

Konchuk Lhundup S/o father Tsori and mother Chukpo was born on 25th July, 1983. He joined Gaden Shartse monastery at minor age of 6 in the year 1989 and studied basic Tibetan and Buddhist studies. Gradually he studied the five major texts of Buddhist Philosophy and achieved the degree of Prarnana Vanika (Buddhist logic science) in the year of 2000. Prajna Paramita (The perfection wisdom) in 2005, Madyamika (Buddhist Middle way philosophy) in 2008, AbhiDharmaKosa (Cosmology and metaphysics) in 2010. Vinaya (Monastic disciplines and vows of monks) in 2012. He completed all the class level of this monastery. He received Gelong Dompa (full ordination vows) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the year of 2002. 

 

Besides he received many initiations, empowerment and oral transmission from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many root gurus of our monastery including Kyabje Lati Rinpoche. Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Jampa Yeshi Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Kunchok Tsering Rinpoche. He also studied performing Buddhist high rituals pujas. creating Sand mandalas and butter sculptures. He is highly skilled in creating butter sculptures of Buddhist ritual and has experiences of many years a Chaplin master of the monastery. He also visited to Singapore, Germany, Spain and Portugal to perform Buddhist rituals for the monastery. 

 

He served Gaden Lachi monastery as caretaker for whole year in 2013 and also served as assistant of monastic disciplinarian twice in the year of 2011 and 2014. He was also appointed as a board member of Gaden Shartse Sokpa khangtsen Education Aid committee through the vote. 

Tenzin Lungtok

Venerable Tenzin Lungtok S/o father Jamyang and mother Dolma was born on 10th December. 1980 in Tibetan resettlement of Mundgod. India. He joined Gaden Shanse monastery at minor age of 6 in the year of 1986 and studied basic Tibetan and Buddhist studies. Gradually he studied the five major texts of Buddhist Philosophy (Pramana Vartilta. Buddhist logic science) (Prajna Paramita. The perfection wisdom) (Madyamilta. Middle way philosophy) (AbhiDharmaKosa. Buddhist Cosmology and metaphysics) (Vinaya. Monastic disciplines and vows of monks) and completed all the class level of this monastery. He received Gelong Dompa (full ordination vows) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the year of 2006. 

 

Besides he received many initiations. empowerment and oral transmission from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and many root gum of our monastery including Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche. Kyabje Kensur lampa Yeshi Rinpoche, Kyabje Kensur Kuncholt Tsering Rinpoche. Kyabje Dema lochoe Rinpoche. Kyabje Dagyab Tokden Rinpoche. He also attended the acquisition of Yamantaka. 

 

He also studied performing Buddhist high rituals pujas and creating Sand mandalas. He is highly skilled in Buddhist Chanting rituals and has experiences of many years of Chanting master of the monastery. He also visited to Singapore and Malaysia many times with Khensur Lati Rinpoche and Dagyah Kyabgon Rinpoche to perform Buddhist rituals for monastery. 

 

He also served at monastic administration office as chief secretary maintaining the record of Gaden Shattse monastery from the year of 2000 till now.

Venerable Lobzang Yeshey S/o father Chhering Tashi and mother Dorjee Dolma was born on 27th February, 1988 in Spiti valley, India. He joined local monastery in his village in the year of 1999 and studied Buddhism. Later he joined Gaden Shartse monastery to pursue his further Buddhist studies in 2004 and studied Tibetan and Buddhist studies. He has completed the live years course of Pramana Vartika. (Buddhist logic science) and five more years course of Prajna Paramita. (The perfection wisdom). He is studying second year course of Madhyamika ( Middle way philosophy). 

 

Besides he has studied basic English language in our monastery and pursued advance course in English language through tuition. He is highly skilled and has experience of interpreter of our monastery for western visitors for pass many years. He also serves as an English secretary of Gaden Shartse Ngari khangtse since past many years. 

Lobzang Yeshey

Lobsang Wangchuk  Lobsang Wangchuk came into contact with the former Zong Rinpoche thru prophetic dreams in the 1970's, met Rinpoche and became His student, was an ordained monk for over twenty years and has been involved with numerous tours. Presently is Tour Director 2017-18 USA tour.

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