Acharya Lama Tenpa 
		
		Gyaltsen

Acharya Lama Tenpa
Gyaltsen
tgyaltsen@naropa.edu | 303-245-4730

Professor, Religious Studies
Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies
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.

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