The 80th birthday celebration of His Eminence Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa was observed with prayers and offerings, attended by Khen Rinpoche and Khensur Rinpoches, Tulkus, Geshes, common monks and lay members of the settlement.
Born in 1937, Rinpoche became monk at the age of 11 at Taktsang Lhamo Monastery in Tibet, at 18 traveled to Drepung Gomang Monastery in Lhasa, Tibet. Khensur Rinpoche was one of the sixty monks who worked hard to re-established Drepung Gomang Monastery in South India. He was chosen by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be the head Abbot of Drepung Gomang Monastery in 1989 and later as Drepung Tripa (Throne holder of Whole Drepung Monastic University) in 2007.
Drepung Gomang Monastery and its monks sincerely offer prayers for the long healthy life of H.E. Khensur Rinpoche.