GESHE TENZIN ZOPA WISDOM ARCHIVE

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Profile of Geshe Tenzin Zopa

Geshe Tenzin Zopa holds the honoured Geshe (Doctorate) degree from Sera Je Monastic University, South India having completed the 20 year monastic curriculum in just 17 years. He was ordained at the age of 9 by the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog, received novice ordination from Geshe Lundrup Sopa Rinpoche and full ordination from HH the 14th Dalai Lama .

Under the direct tutelage of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog and the most eminent of Gurus including those from the great Sera Jey Monastic University, Geshe Tenzin Zopa possesses vast scriptural knowledge, extensive teaching experience, has successfully managed major projects, has completed many retreats including a 6 month Highest Yoga Tantra retreat with the late Geshe Lama Konchog and is highly skilled in rituals, astrological observations and religious dance.

Projects undertaken by Geshela included taking responsibility for the temporal and spiritual development of Rachen Nunnery and Mu Monastery, Tsum, Nepal and supervised the completion of the 1000 Buddha Relics Memorial Stupa at Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

Geshela has been the longest serving Resident Geshe at the oldest Malaysian FPMT Centre, Losang Dragpa Centre and was instrumental in establishing FPMT’s Basic Program as the core study regime there, training members to lead classes, rituals, meditation, Dakini Dance for long life pujas and was an integral part of the Centre’s children and youth programs based on Essential Education’s “16 Guidelines”. Geshela further served as the Dharma advisor to Kasih Hospice Care Society and retreat centre Rinchen Jangsem Ling Dharma Society, both under the FPMT network, giving guidance of a wide range of issues, giving Dharma talks and conducting pujas according to the specific needs of the communities there. Of particular impact was the internet-based “Prayer Support”, an online prayer support network initiated by Geshela for anyone (domestic or international) facing sickness or end-of-life issues.

A prolific teacher, Geshela is the author of 12 books, “Buddha Nature and Preliminary Prayers and Their Explanations”,  “Karma & the 12 Links”,  “Ask the Geshe – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times”,  “Mirror to Your Life”, “Whose Truth?”, “The Yamantaka Short Sadhana Practice”,  “Meditation”, “A concise commentary to the Lamp on the Path to Enlightenment”; “Lam Rim – Graduated Path to Enlightenment” and “Buddhist Tenets - A commentary on Chokyi Gyaltsen’s A Presentation of Tenets” , “The Thousand Buddha Relic Stupa”, “The Holy Child of Kopan” and 3 more are in the pipeline “37 Practices to Enlightenment”, “Commentary on the Bodhicaryavatara” and “Buddhist Tantra – The Practice of Purity

In an effort to introduce Buddhist values and teachings on life, death and reincarnation, Geshela played a pivotal role in the documentary “Unmistaken Child” and participated in “Forbidden Journey to Tibet”.

Geshe Tenzin Zopa is undertaking the important responsibility of overseeing the physical, mental and spiritual development of Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the unmistaken reincarnation of the late great mahasiddha Geshe Lama Konchog.