Soul Friend to the Community

Supporting Community Healing 

Monthly Buddhist Dharma Teachings
with Ven. Geshe Ngawang Singey

Ven. Geshe Ngawang Singey, Spiritual Director and Head Teacher, was born in the Kham region of Tibet. He left Tibet as a boy to attend one of Tibets’s great monastic institutions, Sera Jey Monastery.

Geshe Ngawang was ordained a Tibetan Buddhist Monk in the Gelug or Geluk tradition. He received his novice and full ordination vows directly from His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama.

Geshe Ngawang Singey attained the title and degree of “geshe” after 20 years of intense and specialized instruction at Sera Jey. A geshe degree is the highest level one can attain as a student of Buddhism. It is equivalent to a doctorate in Buddhist philosophy and studies. Geshe Ngawang has received teachings from many of the greatest living Tibetan scholars including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Geshe-la has a very warm approachable teaching style. His teachings are known for their clarity and Geshe-la’s interactive approach with students. He has taught western students for nearly a decade and was a teacher at Sera Jey of debate (dialectics) and Buddhist studies.

Thosum Gephelling Institute is fortunate to have such a wise and much loved teacher who has also been connected with teaching at other regional Buddhist centers such as Milarepa Retreat Center in Northern Vermont and Kurukulla Center in Boston, Ma.


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