Gyaltsen, Tenpa

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བསྟན་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་
Wylie bstan pa rgyal mtshan
English Phonetics Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
Sort Name Gyaltsen, Lama Tenpa
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Alternate names
  • Āchārya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
  • Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen
  • Lama Denba Gyaltsen


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About
Primary Language:   Tibetan; Nepali; English; German
Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
Naropa University
Secondary Affiliation
Nītārtha Institute
Religious Affiliation
Karma Kagyu
Teachers
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche · Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

PhD University

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute

Education

Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India, graduating as Acharya with honors.

Biographical information

Acharya Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen is core faculty at Nitartha Institute and recently retired from Naropa University.

Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen was born in Trakar, Nepal, near the Tibetan border. He completed 10 years of traditional scholastic training at Karma Shri Nalanda Institute at Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim, India, graduating as acharya with honours (graduated in the same class as Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche). This was followed by traditional yogic training in the first three-year retreat to be conducted at Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche's monastery in Pullahari, Nepal.

Following the advice of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Lama Tenpa taught at various Kagyu centers in Europe (Teksum Tashi Choling in Hamburg, Germany), at Nitartha, and centers in Canada. In 2004 he moved to Boulder, CO and began teaching at Naropa University. He retired from Naropa in 2020.

Learn more about Lama Tenpa Gyaltsen on the Nitartha faculty page and at Nalandabodhi.

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