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Tenzin Lekshey

Venerable Tenzin Lekshey was born on June 9th, 1987 in Kolligol, Karnataka, South India. His Primary Schooling at CST Kolligal and Secondary Schooling at SSBBHS in Kathmandu, Nepal. These 2 schools gave him the opportunity to become fluent in English Language. At 16 years of age, he entered Gaden Shartse Monastic University to begin his Buddhist Studies.


He entered the Program of the 5 Major Texts, accomplishing Degrees in Pramanavartika (Buddhist Logic)2005, Pranjaparamita (the Perfection of Wisdom) 2010, Madyamika ( Buddhist View of Emptiness)2013, Abidharmakosha (Cosmology and Metaphysics) 2015 and Vinaya (Monastic Discipline and Monks Precepts) 2017.


He received his Certificate of English Translation from a program in Dharamsala, India. His skills at English Language kept him very busy doing Translations, Teaching, Accounting, and Secretariat work allowing Gaden Shartse to be connected world wide to numerous Buddhist Centers and Publications.


He has the good fortune to receive Teachings, Empowerments and Oral Transmissions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Khensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and other Masters.


Khenpo Jangchub Sangye Abbot of Gaden Shartse appointed him Translator for the 2020 Tour.Our heartfelt thanks to Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling of Long Beach, Ca. for making this tour possible.

Lobsang Wangchuk  Due to prophetic dreams, Lobsang Wangchuk had the good fortune to come into contact with Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in the Late “70’s”. He became His student and followed Him into His present Life,  Kyabje Zong Choktrul Rinpoche. Lobsang was an ordained Monk 23 years and has accompanied tours for nearly 30 years. He has numerous duties; planning the tour, helping translate, primary board member Of Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation, hosting the tour in conjunction with GSTDL, banking, maintaining the van and trailer, shopping and laundry,etc. in his own words, “I am in the company of virtuous friends”. 

Lobsang Wangchuk