Teachers and Abbots

Lineage

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Shakyamuni Buddha
Atisha
Atisha
Lama Tsong Khapa
Lama Tsong Khapa
The teachings that will be taught at the monastery stem from the original teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, preserved by the scholars and practitioners of Nalanda Monastery such as Atisha in ancient India and later in Tibet. Lama Tsongkhapa was a renowned Buddhist scholar and practitioner in Tibet in the 14th Century. His legacy is a lineage of highly realized Buddhist practitioners of the Gelug School, one of four Tibetan Mahayana Buddhist traditions, all of which include the study and practice of both sutra and tantra.

HH the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
HH the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Geshe Jampa Gyatso, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe

The current members of Sangha Onlus have received teachings from many Tibetan masters including: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; the Dalai Lama’s Senior Tutor, His Holiness Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche; Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche, Kyabye Song Rinpoche, and many other great teachers who left Tibet because of the Chinese; the founders of the FPMT, Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche; the past resident teachers of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, Geshe Yeshe Tobden, Geshe Jampa Gyatso, and Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche; and its current resident teachers, Geshe Tenzin Tenphel and Geshe Jampa Gelek.