SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel

Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel, the spiritual director of Land of Compassion Buddha, was born in Litang, Tibet in 1931. At the age of five, he began on his own initiative to wear the maroon robes of a monk. He formally entered Litang Monastery at the age of nine. Then subsequently entered Gaden Jangste Monastery and after 20 years of studying and practicing Sutrayana and Tantrayana, Rinpoche was awarded the degree of Lharampa Geshe in 1976. In 1992, he was awarded the degree of Ngarampa Geshe from Gaden Monastery. He taught at Namgyal Monastery, Nechung Monastery, and the Tibetan Library in Dharamsala. Rinpoche was appointed by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama as the abbot of Gaden Jangtse Monastery in 2001 and after serving the monastery for 7 years, he completed his tenor as the Abbot of Gaden Jangtse Monastery in June of 2008. Read more...

RESIDENT TEACHER: Geshe Tenzin Chophel Rinpoche

Geshe Choephel Rinpoche was born in 1981. Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of precious Master Lobsang Jampa Tenzin of of Sok Lok, Litang. Rinpoche entered Gaden Jangtse Monastery at the age of 9. In 2010 he received a Geshe Lharampa Degree and then joined Gyumed Tantric University and successfully completed the examinations with distinction. Rinpoche studied and trained in the Sutras and four classes of Tantras and has also mastered various Buddhist rituals.


RESIDENT TEACHER: Geshe Thupten Jangchu

Geshe Jangchu was born in 1962 in Litang, Tibet and took his novice monk vows at the age of 16. He escaped to India when he was 22 and two years later took full Bhiksu Ordination vows from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. After many years of rigorous studies and training at Gaden Jangtse Monastery, he was awarded a Geshe Tsorampa degree in 2005. Additionally, while a resident at the Monastery, he taught Tibetan language and Buddhist classes to visiting foreign monks and nuns. Since 2001, Geshe-la has served as Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel's personal assistant, a position he still holds today.

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