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New Gegu-Discipline Head of Drepung Gomang Monastery

Geshe Lharampa Jinpa, at the age of 8, he became monk at his native place in Tibet. He took his novice ordination vows (Gestul vows) from Gen Thupten Khenrab, started his studies on the elementary monastic texts. He took his Gelong Vows (Bhikhu ordination vows: full ordination) from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2003. After completion of all the monastic class (Five Major Treatise on Buddhist Philosophy), he appeared for six year Ph.D course (Gelug Gyuktoe) and was conferred Geshe Lharampa title in 2007 (equivalent to Ph.D in Western University) after passing the highest exams. He also took one year mandatory course in 2007 from Gyumed Tantic College. After completion of all these courses, he has been providing religious teachings to the young monks students here at the monastery.

The term of Gegu (Discipline Master/Disciplinarian) is of one year and appointed on the basis of votes by monks. From first week of July month 2015, he has taken charge as the Gegu (Discipline Master/Disciplinarian) of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Official Mandala Tour to Russia returns

The Official Mandala group led Ven. Gopel Rinpoche returned to monastery after successful visit to Russia and its region.

This is an official visit from the monastery invited by Drepung Gomang Center, Cultural Foundation Russia. The monastery and all its monks sincerely extend its grateful thank you to all dedicated members Natasha la, Namchak la of Drepung Gomang Center and its all other dedicated members, all volunteers and friends, coordinators and our monks in Tuva, Kalmykia, Moscow, Aginsk, St. Petersburg and all other places that they visited for all the wonderful support and hospitality extended to the group.

The monastery will be including you all in our prayer ceremony.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of New Compassion Center USA


His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe opened the New Compassion Education Center with ‘Ribbon cutting Ceremony’ on 19th May 2015 with Louisville Metro Mayor Greg Fischer as other officiant of the ceremony at Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion. Interfaith leaders shared a blessing from their tradition and over 130 people participated in the event.

Khen Rinpoche also made a visit to Fr. Elias Dietz, Abbot of the Abbey of Gethsemani and met Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Catholic Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (in the Catholic Chancery)


Khen Rinpoche also gave religious teachings at our Louisville Center and also other dharma centers in other neighboring States. Khen Rinpoche is accompanied by Geshe Kunchok Gyatso, Director of Monastery's Planning Commission.

Yangjang for three day (special monastic hymns and chanting practice)

From 24th -26th April, 2015, three day practice of unique Drepung Gomang Monastery’s religious hymns and chantings of monastery prayer was held at old Prayer hall. Tsokchen Chenmo la Geshe Tashi (Suprreme chant master of whole Drepung University), Dratsang Chenmo la Ven. Ngawang Lobsang and senior monk and master in chants Geshe Gelek (Gen Gelek) taught the young monks the unique hymns and chants of Drepung Gomang Monastery, which was passed down from generation to generation.

HEP B PROJECT


First shot of Hepatitis vaccination for Drepung Gomang monks was administered today on 19th April, 2015. The monastery sincerely extends advance thank you to Kevin Liu and all donors, Dr. Subhuti for the support on this project. Funds or donation are still needed for the continuity of this project. So Kindly donate to this project. You can find wire transfer details by clicking this link

Hep B screening was organized here for the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery from 8th-10th April with help from Settlement Hospital. About 1095 monks came forward to screen for Hep B. In coming week, first immunization shots will be given to monks whose result has come out negative after screening. Any funds/donations for this Hep B immunization program is very much welcome. Please contact us directly for any contribution or donations. Thank You so much for the kind donation.

 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama participating in a conference on Buddhist studies organised by the Drepung Gomang Academy of Japan in Tokyo, Japan on April 5, 2015.

In the afternoon of 5th April, His Holiness joined 150 other participants attending a conference on Buddhist studies organised by the Drepung Gomang Academy of Japan. Yasahiro Nagano, President of the Japan Association of Tibetan Studies made a few welcoming remarks. Yoichi Fukuda then opened proceedings, which were conducted in a mixture of Tibetan, Japanese and English, with an interesting survey of the ‘Past and Future of Tibetan Studies in Japan’. This was followed by Akira Saito’s presentation ‘Madhyamaka Studies in Present-day Japan and Abroad’.  

http://www.dalailama.com/news/post/1259-a-day-of-fruitful-tibetan-japanese-exchanges

 

H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche visited Drepung Gomang Center, Taiwan.

On 10th Feb, H.E. Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche graced Drepung Gomang Center, based in Taipei, Taiwan. The founding members present at the center offered 'Mendel offering' to His Eminence. This auspicious occasion was marked by short teaching by His Eminence Kyabje Sharpa Choje Rinpoche. This special visit by His Eminence was attended by more than 100 members and Buddhist practitioners.

Please visit our facebook on the homepage for more photos of the event.

 

 

Long Term Payday Loans – Are these Better than Short-Term Loans?

The demand for payday loans is still on rise and thousands of applications reach the lending companies for sanctioning of the loans every week. People are looking for the short-term loans as an alternative to the credit cards and conventional bank loans. However, there are still millions of individuals looking for long-term credit methods.