Teachers

Geshe Gelek Chodha

Geshe Gelek Chodha was born in Sikkim, the oldest of five children. At the age of seven, Geshe-la went south to live at Sera Jey monastery and become a monk. He achieved the degree of Geshe Lharampa in 1997, continuing on to the Gyumé Tantric College to learn the intricacies of tantric rituals. Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche—at the suggestion of Geshe-la’s classmate Yangsi Rinpoche—requested Geshe-la to come to Kadampa Center in Raleigh, NC as resident teacher in 1999. Since then, the members of Kadampa Center have been privileged to have Geshe-la as their spiritual friend while he teaches the Buddha Dharma with sincerity, humor, and patience. His accessibility and constant experimentation with recently-acquired English idiomatic phrases is eternally endearing to his students. In addition to Kadampa Center, Geshe-la teaches regularly in Latin and South America and Europe.

Events with Geshe Gelek Chodha

Tara the Liberator: A Practice Retreat
April 16, 2020

Who is it for? Relative beginners with a sincere interest in Tibetan Buddhism are welcome, as well as more experienced students. Silence Level Partial silence  What is it? … For the success of your Dharma practice, of your actualizing the graduated path to enlightenment, you must rely upon a special deity, or Buddha, such as Tara. All the actions of the Buddhas have manifested in this female aspect of Buddha, Tara the Liberator, in order to help living beings to accomplish successfully both temporal and ultimate happiness. 📿~Lama Zopa Rinpoche 📿 This is a very precious opportunity to connect or deepen…