Geshe Tenzin Sherap


 Geshe Tenzin Sherap, spiritual director and the resident teacher  of Land of Enlightened Wisdom is fully qualified to bestow teachings in the Buddha Dharma. Geshe Sherap was born in 1964 at the refugee's camp established in North India shortly after the Tibetan uprising in 1959. He had refugee status in India while attending school at the Tibetan Monastaries established by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  He entered Namgyal Monastery at the age of 14, where for five years he studied all types of Buddhist ceremony and ritual.  At 19, he joined Gaden Jangtse Monastery in South India.  He studied for 17 years at Gaden Jangtse, where he was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest academic degree in  


Tibetan Buddhism.  He then went for a year to Gyumey Tantric University, where he studied Tantra and polyphonic chanting.  He began teaching the young monks and then the senior monks debate techniques at the Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Namgyal Monastery in India. Geshe Sherap has returned to Namgyal Monastery to again teach classes to the monks during the Monsoon Teaching Retreat in 2018 and 2019.

Now since 2003, he has taught western students in the United States and is known for his great sense of humor, personal warmth, and his enthusiasm to teach students who are eager to learn the Buddha Dharma.  Geseh-la has been teaching beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of Buddhist Philosophy in English to western students at Namgyal Institute in Ithaca,  NY and Land of Compassion Buddha  in West Covina, CA.   In May 2010, Geshe Sherap established the Land of Enlightened Wisdom dharma center in Pomona, CA  at the requests of and with the help of several dedicated Dharma friends.  Its aim is to benefit everyone who is interested in learning and practicing Tibetan Buddhism based on the Great System of Nalanda Monastic University of Ancient India.




Guest Teacher



Gocha Tulku

  venerable gocha tulu  

Gocha Tulku is from the Gaden Jangtse Monastery and is the founder and supreme head of the Tawu Nyi Tso Monastery in Sinchuan, Tibet. He is the 5th Reincarnation of Gocha Lineage, recognized by HH the 14th Dalai Lama.  

Gocha Tulku teaches in India, Taiwan and the USA. 

Gocha Tulku has taught The Bardo or Antaravhavao (6/2011),bestowed the Tara Initiation (8/2013), Dharma Talks (12/2017), The Seven Point Mind Training" (6/2018) Dharma Conversations (8/2019) and "Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life - Chapter 8 - Meditation" (10/2019) at the Land of Enlightened Wisdom center. October, 2019 was Gocha Rinpoche's most recent visit to the center.