Geshe Padma Dorje

Chanting Master / Master In Buddhist Philosophy

Geshe Padma Dorje is a bona fide member and Monk of Gaden Sharste Monastery. He was born on 5th April 1988 at Mane Lahoul, Spiti, Himachal Pradesh. In the year 1996, he joined Gaden Shartse Monastery for further Buddhist studies and has been a member and resident at this Monastery since 1996. He 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 received Geshe title (Master in Buddhist Philosophy). Besides Buddhist Philosophy, he is a Master at different chants with melodious tunes used during prayers and rituals, he is also good in making the ritual cakes, butter sculptures, also playing different monastic instruments during rituals and Creating Sand Mandalas. He will be performing the duties of Chanting Master during the tour of USA.

He also received his fully ordained monk vows from H.H the Dalai Lama, 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.

He has been to England in 2017 where he played very important role by doing all the prayer and rituals to benefit many students and friends. Besides that, he has been to Singapore, attending religious gathering events and monastic grand pujas.