Geshe Jampa Gyatso

geshejampagyatsoGeshe Jampa Gyatso, known affectionately to those at Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa as Geshe-la, was born to a nomadic family in Tibet. During his studies at Sera Je Monastery, Geshe-la soon became close friends with another young monk named Thubten Yeshe (later the founder of the FPMT). Some years later, after engaging in various research and study projects, Geshe-la received a letter from his old friend, requesting him to travel to the West to teach. In 1980, after a brief stint teaching Westerners at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, Geshe-la arrived at the Institute. He remained there as resident teacher until his death in November 2007.
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