Serje Geshe Losang Palden
Born in Eastern Tibet in 1936 and named Dorje Samdrub, he enterred the famous Dhargyey Monastery at age seven and began his Tibetan language and Buddhist
philosophical studies. After six years and at the advice of his main teacher there, Geshe Jampa Khedrub, he moved to Lhasa in central Tibet
and enterred Sera Monastic University. There he met Geshe Ogyen Tseten with whom, among many other great teachers, he studied for about
In 1959 he fled Tibet as the Communist Chinese army crushed the Tibetan uprising against their rule. He continued his studies at the refugee camp at Buxa in Northeast India
until 1967 when he joined the newly formed Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath near Varanasi. There he completed an Acarya degree first grade.
Then he moved to Sera Monastery in exile in South India, where he finished his Geshe degree with highest honours in first grade, and has been teaching an ever growing
number of students since then. He is known for his great skills in teaching all Buddhist subjects as well as giving excellent advice for living in this world.
For a more detailed life story, read the
Autobiography of Geshe Losang Palden
News of Geshe Losang Palden
Teachings in Europe 2004
Contact information and addresses.
14 March, 2005
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