Thursday, November 13, 2008
Developing Daily Practice - Geshe Tashi Tsering
Geshe Tashi was born in Purang, Tibet in 1958, and his parents escaped to India in 1959. He entered Sera Mey Monastic University in South India when he was 13 years old, and graduated with a Lharampa (the highest possible level) Geshe degree 16 years later. Geshe Tashi then entered the Higher Tantric College (Gyuto) for a year of study. Geshe Tashi's teaching career began at Sera, after which he taught the monks at Kopan Monastery, Nepal for a year. He went on to the Gandhi Foundation College in Nagpur, India and then moved to Europe, initially to Nalanda Monastery in the South of France for 2 years and then in 1994 came to Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, where he is the resident Geshe. Geshe Tashi teaches in English and is renowned for the warmth, clarity and humour with which he makes complex subjects accessible to Western Students. Besides Jamyang, he is a regular guest lecturer at other Buddhist centres in the UK and around the world as well as creator and teacher of the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, the two-year FPMT correspondence and campus course on the basics of Tibetan Buddhism.