Drepung Gomang Geshe in Residence

Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley

Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley, born in Kargil, India. From young age, he had a great wish to be a monk. At the age of 11, in 1986, he became a monk and joined the Drepung Gomang Monastery where he started his studies on the elementary monastic texts.  He completed all the monastic class (Five Major Treatise on Buddhist Philosophy – 16 year courses) and has also passed all the Gelug Gyuktoe (Gelug University Examination of six years course) and was conferred the title of Geshe Lharampa in 2008.  This is the equivalent of a Ph.D. in a western university.  He also completed a one year mandatory Tantric course at Gyutoe Tantric College in 2009.

In addition to his academic achievements, he has mastered specific traditional religious rituals that have been performed for centuries within the Tibetan monastic community. He is qualified to provide religious teachings, conduct Tibetan Buddhist religious ceremonies and prayer chants and is capable of participating in interfaith discussions regarding human spirituality and religious doctrine. In 2014-2016, as the Sacred Arts Tour leader, he has crisscrossed the US leading the Sacred Arts Tour at more than 50 religious centers, including multiple stops in Kansas City. He will be a great resource for the Rime Buddhist Center and the Kansas City community. You can reach Geshe-la at geshe@rimecenter.org.

It is important that during his stay at the Rime Center, that we know the proper etiquette when interacting with Geshe-la. You can learn about the proper etiquette with this helpful Geshe Etiquette handout.

The Rime Center is honored to host Geshe Lharampa Tsewang Thinley while he is in the United States. Your financial support in assisting the Rime Center is greatly appreciated. Donations made via the PayPal button below, will be used exclusively for expenses incurred by hosting the Geshe in residence, including: room, board, food, travel, health insurance and monthly stipend.

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