Congratulations Geshe Lobsang Nima!
Geshe Lobsang Nima
Geshe Nima was born in Kham, Tibet. He started his Buddhist studies and practices at Gaden Dhondup Ling monastery when he was thirteen years old. In 1992, he and a small group of monks escaped from Chinese-occupied Tibet and joined Drepung Loseling monastery in India to pursue his Buddhist studies.
In 2010, he joined Gelgupa University and underwent all examinations to achieve his Geshe Lharampa doctoral degree in Buddhist philosophy. He was awarded his Geshe Lharampa degree in front of His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the Drepung Monastic University in 2015 and attend tantric studies at Gyuto Tantric College in Dharamsala, India.
In addition, Geshe Nima has served the monastic community in a variety of positions. He taught both undergraduate and graduate students at Drepung Loseling Monastic University and as Principal of the academic school. Prior to his appointment to Disciplinarian he also served as secretary of Drepung Loseling Educational Fund and was Editor of the Drepung Loseling monastic university journal.
A note from Geshe Nima:
"... I have been elected as the Disciplinarian for Drepung Loseling Monastic University by the assembly of monks. So, I can not visit (San Antonio) to teach you until next year (2022). The term is only one year but it’s very challenging and huge responsibility. All the academic sessions, regulations, educational programs etc. are under the control of Disciplinarian.
...My Enthronement Ceremony is scheduled on the 6th of August, 2021. There are series of Auspicious ceremony and at each occasion I will give speech, and so forth. Afterwards I will share photos of it all with you.
...Buddhist Philosophy is based on compassion and wisdom. If you are real practitioner, you should rely upon compassion as your motivation and wisdom as torch in dark place... Please keep studying constantly and check your mind and behaviors regularly after each session.
Yours Truly, Geshe Nima
[Later, Geshe-la wrote the following about our question about sending an offering]
"...I appreciate you thinking of sending an offering. It’s great chance for you all to do a practice of pure giving. On 6th August, 2021, the day of my Enthronement Ceremony in Monastery Assembly Hall, Loseling monastery will be performing a special Tara Puja for the wellbeing of entire sentient beings, long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and all the other great spiritual masters. During the assembly I will read your names to the Drepung Sangha for achievements in your spiritual endeavors.Your offering provide the monks various drinks, cookies and so on when they come to greet me on the auspicious day..."
Use the form below if you wish to send Geshe-la an offerring: