Geshe Lobsang Tsultrim will be teaching in Grass Valley commencing Sunday, February 2nd from 10 AM to Noon at 447 South Auburn Street in Grass Valley.
Geshe la will be teaching the Causes and Conditions of Karma starting Sunday, February2nd through the end of Febraury
Donations are accepted
No one will be turned away due to a lack of funds.
Geshe Lobsang Tsultrim is part of the Gaden Shartse Monastery in south India. “Geshe” is a degree that is earned after several years of intensive study and passing the highest-level exams. It is the monastic equivalent of a western “Ph.D.” degree. Having successfully passed these exams, Geshe Tsultrim is an expert on Buddhist philosophy. He is also a skilled artist, specializing in traditional Tibetan art.
Born in 1966 in the upper Ngawa region of Amdo in eastern Tibet, Geshe Tsultrim was fortunate to obtain a high school education in a challenging environment. One motivation for his studies was his love of traditional Tibetan art. Early in life, he began studying Tibetan art, and specifically sacred thangka painting, with his Uncle, a gifted and well-respected Tibetan thangka painter. Through this training, he learned the skills and techniques of traditional Tibetan artistry.
In 1986, Geshe Tsultrim arrived in India, where he undertook monastic studies at Gaden Shartse monastery, studying Buddhist philosophy and dharma. During his first five years at Gaden Shartse Monastery, Geshe-la contributed to the community by teaching art, painting, and sand mandala making to the younger monks. Recognizing the value of his artistry skills, Gaden Shartse monastery chose Geshe Tsultrim as one of 11 monks to tour throughout North, Central, and South America to raise funds to support the monastery. They offered teachings on Buddhist philosophy, performed traditional Tibetan rituals, and created sand mandalas. That first tour took Geshe-la to over 12 countries in two years. Geshe-la made two other tours over the next few years, offering initiations and teaching Buddhist philosophy such as the Four Noble Truths and the art of compassion.
In 2001, Gaden Shartse sent Geshe Tsultrim to the United States to continue his studies and to work at the Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling sharing his extensive knowledge on thangka iconography. He started teaching Tibetan thangka painting, in addition to Buddhist philosophy, and continues to do so.
In 2008, Gaden Shartse appointed Geshe Tsultrim as the director of the Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling Center in Long Beach. In time the Monastery agreed to reduce Geshe-la’s obligations at the Center so that he could return to south India to complete his next level of studies at Gyudmed Tantric University. After finishing Tantric college, in February 2015, Geshe Tsultrim returned to the United States to resume teaching traditional Buddhist philosophy as well as travelling and teaching internationally in Mexico, South America, Spain, Portugal and other parts of Europe.
Geshe Tsultrim speaks English. If you would like to invite Geshe la to speak at your church or organizaiton or anything else please contact Joseph at 530-798-9576.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the visit of Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit to Northern California in January, February and March.
We hope to see you again next year.