Geshe Konchog Kyab was born in 1961 in Sikkim in the Himalayan region of East India, where his parents had sought asylum after fleeing Tibet to escape the Chinese occupation in 1959. When he was 12 years old, Geshe Kyab joined the Sera Je Monastery located in the Karnataka State of South India. The original Sera was one of the three Great Monasteries in Tibet.
A few years after entering Sera Je, Geshe Kyab became a novice monk. He followed his teachings carefully by memorizing, studying and debating the five major texts of Tibetan Buddhism. When he was 22 years old, he took full ordination.
In 1993, Geshe Kyab passed his Geshe Examination from Sera Je Monastery. The degree of Geshe is the highest monastery degree, equivalent to a Doctorate in Philosophy from western universities. After that, Geshe la went to Gyumed Tantric College studying the precepts of Tantra.
In 1994, Geshe Kyab returned to Sera Je Monastery where he taught his disciples. In 1996, he was elected as Discipline Master of Tehore Khamtsen House of Sera Je, which has 1300 monks. In 1998, Geshe-la left his monastery and traveled to Switzerland, Germany and Austria for one year.
Geshe Kyab was invited to Tubten Kunga Center in Florida by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2000 where he has been the resident teacher for the past 15 years.
Buddha House welcomed Geshe Kyab to our centre in September 2016.
Geshe Konchog Kyab is available for many community services including:
Blessings (house, baby, pet), talks (at schools, universities and nursing homes), bathing purification, funeral prayers and marriage blessing.
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