Our Teacher

About the Founder and Spiritual Director

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A great scholar and teacher, H.E. Neten Tulku Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the 9th reincarnation of Neten Tulku, whose lineage can be traced back to the 11th Arhat, Phagpa Lamchung. Phagpa Lamchung was one of the 16 Arhat Buddha Shakyamuni personally selected from amongst his disciples and requested them to remain in the world protecting the Dharma until the time of the future Buddha Maitreya. For more information about this great master and his activities please visit http://jamtsecholing.org/en/biography.html

About our Resident Teacher

Geshe la

Geshe Trinly Gyatso (Geshe la) was born in Tibet. He received his Bhikshu vows from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. When he was 20 years old he travelled by foot from Tibet to India to join Sera Mey Monastery, one of the three great seats of learning centers. At this monastery Geshe la undertook 20 years of uninterrupted study of the entire monastic curriculum of the five Great Treatises and graduated with Geshe Lharampa (equiv. to PhD.) degree from Sera Mey Monastery. He then joined Gyumey Tantric Monastery to further his training of highest Yoga Tantra and its ritual practices and received Geshe Ngagramapa (Vajrayana) degree. After that, Geshe la served his monastery in the capacity of administrator for 2 years and teacher/debate examiner for 3 years before coming to Canada.

In January 2014, Geshe la’s teacher H.E. Neten Tulku Rinpoche invited him to be our resident teacher. Therefore, due to the kindness of Neten Tulku Rinpoche and our good fortune, Calgary community now has the opportunity to study Buddha Dharma under one of the top scholars who graduated with highest ranks from both Sera Mey and Gyumey Tantric monasteries.

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