My guru, Geshe-la Tsultrim Chogel

Venerable Geshe-la Tsulga (Lama Tsultrim Chophel) was born in Tibet in 1939. A novice monk by the age of seven, he joined the Je college of Lhasa's Sera Monastery to begin his geshe studies at seventeen. In 1959 he fled Tibet after the Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation. After a decade in the refugee camp of Buxaduar in West Bengal, he went to Bylakuppe in south India to help build Sera monastery in exile. In 1988, he graduated geshe lharampa with highest honors at the top of his class.

He arrived in the United States in December 1992, having been requested to come by Lama Zopa Rinpoche to teach at the FPMT centers on the east coast. Since 1995 he has been resident teacher at Kurukulla Center in Boston. Those who know Geshela will attest to his great kindness, humility, and his being a shining example of one who truly embodies the teachings of the Buddha. He has extensive knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and has authored several books published in Tibetan and the latest, How to Practice the Buddhadharma: A Lamp Illuminating the Path to Liberation, published with Tibetan and English is forthcoming from Wisdom Publications

Geshela travels back to Sera Monastery in India annually to receive teachings from his teachers.Geshe-la currently lives and teaches at the Kurukulla Center in Boston. All his teachings are broadcase live via the internet. see details

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