Geshe Tenzin Sherap

 

 Geshe Tenzin Sherap, spiritual director and the resident teacher  of Land of Enlightened Wisdom is fullly 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.

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