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Demise of monastery’s abbot – Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel
We sadly announce the demise of our monastery’s abbot - Khen Rinpoche Geshe Gedun Choephel on 31st July 2016 following a sudden illness. Venerable Khen Rinpoche was born on 1941 at his native Kartze province in Eastern Tibet and was initiated at the age of 8 in his native Kartze monastery. He joined Sera Jey Monastery – Tibet in 1955. In 1969 left Tibet for India and was among the foremost member monks to re-establish the monastery at exile in South India. He has received the highest monastic scholastic award of Lharam Geshe – Doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy, and has dedicated his entire life to teachings at the monastery.