(CHOEGYAL TENZIN)

was born in 1971. From 1979-1985 he attended Drukpa Kargyud Monastery Destitute Home, Darjeeling. He specialized in traditional Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and obtained Lopon Degree (Maste degree) in Buddhist Philosophy from Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India in the year 2000.  During his student’s era, he was unanimously elected president of Students’ Union to look after the students’ welfare.

He was elected the 13th Member of Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Dharamsala from 2001-2006, where he represented the Kagyudpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.  Attended World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet, Edinburgh, Scotland and Rome, Italy in year 2005 and 2009 respectively.

From September 2002 to September 2011, he taught Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and language at the Dharma Gate Buddhist College which is under the Ministry of Education, Hungary.  From 2004-2005, he served as cultural officer for central and eastern Europe under the Representative office of His Holiness Dalai Lama, Hungary.

He frequently travels different part of European countries, The United States and Southern Africa to give lectures on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and cultural heritage of Tibet.

He speaks seven different languages: Tibetan, English, Hindi, German, Bhutanese (Dzongkha), Hungarian, Nepali, Sanskrit

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HIS PUBLICATION WORK

I-Edited philosophy book entitled “Exposition of Basis, Path and Fruit according to Drukpa Kargyud School”.

II-Short biography of Great Holy Master “Ist Gyalwang Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche”.

III-Booklet: Future vision for Tibet

IV-He send several political columns which relevant to current Tibetan Issues

V-Edited Ritual Text of Drukpa Kargyud school

VI-Bhutan’s Buddhist culture and tradition ( Booklet)

VII-He was a teamwork translator of Tibetan philosophy books into Hungarian

VIII-Tibetan-Hungarian Phrasal Verb Dictionary

Currently working on “The History of Druk Thupten Sangag Choeling Monastery”

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