Acharya Lama Tenpa 

Acharya Lama Tenpa
Gyaltsen | 303-245-4730

Professor, Religious Studies
Core Faculty


BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity


Acharya Degree, Nalanda Institute (Sikkim, India)

Areas of Specialization:

  • Buddhist Studies
  • Tibetan Language
  • Tibetan Monastic Education

Born in Nepal, Gyaltsen entered a monastery at the age of thirteen. He excelled in his studies at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute of Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, under some of the greatest living masters in the Kagyü lineage; then completed the traditional three year retreat in Pullahari, Nepal. He has taught at the Karma Shri Nalanda institute, is a senior teacher at the Nitartha Institute, and served for several years as the resident teacher of Thegsum Tashi Chöling in Hamburg, Germany.