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Great Tantrayana Symposium 29th Feb-2nd March 2016

Great Tantrayana Symposium is being held at Drepung Gomang Monastery's Prayer hall. To commemoration His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 80th year with deepest gratitude. Date of event: 29 Feb, 1st and 2nd March 2016. Great Learned scholars from various monasteries in India is taking part in this symposium.


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Dialogue on Vinya (dulva) between Theravada and Tibetan Nalanda Tradition 25-28th Feb, 2016

Dialogue on Vinaya (dulva) between Theravada and Tibetan (Nalanda Tradition 25-28th Feb, 2016 held at Drepung Gomang Monastery's Prayer Hall temple organized by Gelug kadrin Jedren Committee.

To commemorate the 80th year of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and to express deepest gratitude for the great statesmanship. For more pictures, please visit our website







Uma-Droling (conference on Madhyamika) 30th Jan -2nd Feb 2016

Uma-droling (Conference on Madhyamika) at Drepung Gomang Monastery's Prayer Hall Temple from 30th Jan -2nd Feb 2016 under keen supervision of His Eminence Khen Rinpoche, H.E. Khensur Rinpoche and learned Geshes and respective monastic classes.

Special Memento presented to Ama Sandra Esner la

On 10th Jan, 2016, a special memento was presented to our long time supporter and benefactor Ama Sandra Esner la by Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Ama Sandra la with beloved Geshe Kalsang Monlam has always supported various projects of the monastery. The printing of 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text books was possible only with generous support from Ama Sandra la. Beside supporting monastery, Ama Sandra has been helping the hospital, nunnery and Old Age Home.

Geshe Ngawang Samten la was also presented with memento as token of appreciation for his support and dedication towards the monastery and his assistance to Ama Sandra la.

Inaugural of New E-Portal of Drepung Gomang Library and 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text book release


On 10th Jan, 2016 morning, His Eminence Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa released sacred 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text book which was printed by Drepung Gomang Library with generous donation from Ama Sandra la.

Also at this auspicious occasion, new E-Portal of Drepung Gomang Library was inaugurated by His Eminence Khen Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen at big congregation held at Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall temple in the presence of His Eminence Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa, His Eminence Khensur Geshe Yonten Dhamchoe and Ama Sandra la. This E-portal is free and accessible to everyone who is interested. Please visit website

‘Kunkhyen Sungbum’ texts in book format, i.e., commentaries of great Scholar Kunkhyen Jamyang Sheypa which is one of the main core syllabus of this monastery’s curriculum.

Enthronement Ceremony of 80th Abbot/Khen Rinpoche of Drepung Gomang Monastery

On 25th October, the new abbot H. E. Geshe Lobsang Gyaltsen took charge of the monastery after the grand enthronement ceremony. As tradition followed, former Abbot handed over the seal to the new abbot, followed by the offering of khatak at Drepung Gomang Prayer Hall temple by the monks of the monastery.

Offering of Mendel by Representative, member of Assembly, monastery's administrator, khangtsen representatives, representative from Abbot's native village, representative from other monasteries, village/camps as well as Tahsildar also took part in the next day i.e. 26th Enthronement ceremony followed by luncheon ceremony.

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80th Abbot of Drepung Gomang Monastery: Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Gyaltsen


The Abbot (Khen Rinpoche) holds the highest rank in the monastery officially appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama after the final selection of prospective candidates by the prominent election committee members is submitted. He maintains the overall responsibilities of the monastic welfare both spiritually and internal issues.

Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Gyaltsan, born in Wakha, Ladakh in 1966 was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 80th Abbot of Great Monastery, Drepung Gomang Monastery. At age of 11, He joined Likir Monastery, Ladakh and studied there for three years. In 1978, he also received his Getsul vows (novice ordination vows) from Kushok Bakula Rinpoche. In order to study further in Buddhist Philosophy, he joined Drepung Gomang Monastery in south India in 1979 and pursue traditional monastic studies of Five Major Treatise of Buddhist Philosophy under Venerable Khensur Geshe Lobsang Samten and Venerable Khensur Geshe Tsultrim Phuntsok, since 1992, he has been sincerely providing teachings to young monks and is one of the reputed Buddhist teacher of this monastery. In 1999, he was awarded with Geshe Lharampa Title after achieving first rank and passing the six year Gelug Board Examination conducted by the Gelug University Board. In 2002, he was elected as the Head Discipline Master (Gegu) of this monastery. In 2003, he studied at Gyumed Tantric College to complete one year mandatory course in Tantric. In 2004, for three years, he served as the Supervisor of Gelug University Examination Board.

The official Enthronement ceremony will be held on the auspicious day of 25th October 2015 (13th day of Ninth month of Tibetan Lunar Year 2142) as per the traditional monastic customs practiced in Tibet.


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