Geshe Jampa Rigzen

Chaplain and Helper of Sand Mandala Master Master In buddhist Philosophy

Geshe Jampa Rigzen is a bona fide member and Monk of Gaden Sharste Monastery. He was born on 19th March 1978 at Mundgod, Karnataka. In the year 1985, he joined Gaden Shartse Monastery for basic Tibetan and Advanced Buddhist studies. He has been a member and resident at this Monastery since 1985 and is a highly regarded and respected Monk at our Monastery.

He has already completed all of his studies on five major texts of Buddhist Philosophy namely five years of Pramanavartika-Buddhist Logic Science, five years of Prajnaparamita-The perfection of wisdom, three Years of Madhyamika-The middle way philosophy, two years of Abhi-Dharmakosa-Buddhist Cosmology and Metaphysics, two years of Vinaya-Monastic disciplines, rules and monk’s vows. He Became Geshe (Master in Buddhist Philosophy) in the year 2018.

In the year 2022 he went to Guyto Tantric Monastery for tantra and completed the course of one year. Besides Buddhist Philosophy he is also very good at Creating Sand Mandalas and different chants with melodious tunes used during prayer and rituals. He will be performing the duties of Chaplain and helper of Sand Mandla Master during the tour of USA.

He is a fully ordained Monk. He has also received many sacred initiations, teachings and oral transmissions from renowned great masters of Gelug Tradition such as H.H the Dalai lama, Gaden Tripa, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, Kyabje Khensur Jampa Yeshi, Khensur Konchuk Tsering etc. He also learned and received Tantra teachings from these masters.

In the year of 2018, he served as of Administer of the Monastery’s library for a duration of three years.