His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Center had the great honor of hosting His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in San Francisco in 2007 and 2010 in San Jose. We look forward to hosting him again in the near future.

"His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity." To continue reading His Holiness' biography, please click here.

His Holiness San Jose 2010 visit photos

Click here Main Event Photos, Interfaith Gathering photos, / Sponsor Luncheon, / Tibetan audience photos.


 Venerable Sharpa Chojay Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche

In 1937, Venerable Lobsang Tenzin was born to an average farmer-couple of the Sesha clan at Yara village in the Dechen District in Eastern Tibet, located southeast of the Yagra Tsem monastery. At the age of 9 he joined the Tsem monastery where he received his primary and basic education. Thereafter, along-with many companions, he treaded on foot for several months to Lhasa to join the Drepung Loseling Monastic University for his higher education. There he had lessons on various subjects from reputed spiritual masters like Venerable Khensur Pema Gyaltsen, Shakor Khen Rinpoche Nyima Gyaltsen, Kyabje Denma Lochoe Rinpoche, Tehor Gen Lobsang Dhondup, to name a few. He also had the great opportunity to attend many invaluable teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his two supreme tutors.Read More...



Venerable Khensur Lobsang Dorjee Rinpoche

Venerable Khensur Lobsang Dorjee Rinpoche, a former Abbot of Gyuto Tantric Monastery, was born in 1937 in the southwest region of Eastern Tibet. When he was seven years of age he came to Lhasa, the Capital of Tibet and enrolled in Drepung Loseling Monastery to study Buddhist philosophy and there he received novice monk's vows from Gyepa Khensur Rinpoche [the former Abbot of Drepung Loseling monastery]. With several different spiritual guides, such as  Sharchoe Tara Rinpoche and the former Abbot of Drepung Loseling Khensur Yeshe Thupten and many other renowned scholars he studied and practiced all the subjects of the monastic curriculum, from Introductory Logic (Du-ra) up to the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñaparamita).

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Gyudme Venerable Khensur Lobsang Jampa Rinpoche  

Venerable Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa (known as Geshe Trinley Topgye) was born in 1937 in Nyaktren, a sector of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. In 1947 at the age of 10, he gained admission to Sera Mey Monastery of the Sera Mahayana Monastic University near Lhasa – one of the three major seats of highest Buddhist studies. In 1952, he received his novice monk vows from the late Minyag Tondues Rinpoche, the 95th throne holder of Gelugpa tradition in Tibetan Buddhism. In 1959, he received the complete Bhikshu vows – the highest level of ordination – from the late Yongzin Ling Rinpoche, the 97th throne holder of Gelugpa tradition and also senior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Khensur Rinpoche studied in Tibet until 1959 when he fled to India. Read More...

Venerable Ngawang Jorden Rinpoche

 

Ven.  Ngawang Jorden Rinpoche is the Abbot of Sera Mey Monastery. He was the 121 and youngest Abbot in the history of the Gyuto Tantric Monastery. Rinpoche was born into a family of nomads in the village of Tsangwa Day, just outside of Shigatse, the location of Tashilungpo, the seat of the Panchen Lamas. In 1959 his family were driven into exile by the Chinese invasion and as a baby, Rinpoche was carried on his mother’s back to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. They remained there for 8 years where Rinpoche attended school and remembers it as a happy time of his life. When the Indian government set up a Tibetan Resettlement program, Rinpoche and his family moved to Bylakuppe where Rinpoche continued his studies.  Read More...

 


  Gelek Rinpoche

Born in Lhasa, Tibet, in 1939, Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche was recognized as an incarnate lama at the age of four. Carefully tutored from an early age by some of Tibet’s greatest living masters, Rinpoche gained renown for his powers of memory, intellectual judgment and penetrating insight. As a small child living in a monk’s cell in a country with no electricity or running water, and little news of the outside world, he had scoured the pictures of torn copies of Life Magazine for anything he could gather about America. Now Rinpoche brings his life experience and wisdom to both the east and the west. Read More...




Geshe Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D

Geshe Thupten Jinpa was born in Tibet in 1958. He received his early education and training as a monk at Zongkar Chöde Monastery in South India and later joined the Shartse College of Ganden monastic university, South India, where he received the Geshe Lharam degree. He taught Buddhist epistemology, metaphysics, Middle Way philosophy and Buddhist psychology at Ganden for five years. Jinpa also holds B.A. Honors in Western Philosophy and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, both from Cambridge University, UK. Read More...

 Venerable Khensur Dhakpa Tritul Rinpoche 

Venerable Khensur Dhakpa Tritul Rinpoche, a former Abbot of Sera Me Monastic University, is the recognized reincarnation of 49th Gaden Tripa Lobsang Dhargye Rinpoche, who was the head of the Geluk tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Shelo Dolma gave birth to Ven. Dhakpa Rinpoche in 1926 in Kongpo in southern Tibet. When he was five years old he was recognized as the reincarnation of the 49th Gaden Tripa by His Holiness the 13th Dalai Lama. Soon after his recognition he was sent to Lhasa for his enthronement, accompanied by his parents and his assistants from his previous lifetime. Read More...

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