Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal)


Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal) began his Buddhist studies at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala, and completed it with the prestigious Geshe Lharampa Degree at Drepung Loseling Monastic University, South India. He also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

From 2010 until recently, he had served as Senior Resident Teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta. Around the same time, he began full-time position as Senior Translator/Interpreter with the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics at Emory University, Atlanta. There he was working in producing a six-year bilingual (English and Tibetan) science curriculum and preparing additional research & pedagogy materials in Modern Science for use in Tibetan monasteries and nunneries. He also serves as a Board Member for Tibet House, New York.

The Sravasti Abbey community is delighted that Geshe-la is now a resident teacher at the Abbey. He brings his abundant knowledge, compassion, and humility and acts as an excellent role model for new monastics at the Abbey.

Since joining our community, he has decided to go by his ordination name, Venerable Tenzin Chodrak.

Some of his past teachings are available on >

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