Final Prayers for Late Geshe Dadul on Friday, January 26

The family of late Sravasti Abbey resident Geshe Dadul Namgyal will hold a private funeral rites ceremony at Sherman-Campbell Funeral & Cremation Services in Newport, Washington on Friday, January 26 at 9:30 am Pacific Time.

The prayer dedication services will be offered by monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery Inc. in Atlanta, GA and monks and nuns of Sravasti Abbey in Newport, WA. Special dedication prayer services will also be held simultaneously at Drepung Loseling Monastery, India and Drepung Loseling Institute, Texas.

As seating is very limited, we invite late Geshe Dadul’s friends and students to offer their own prayers as we complete final rites for his passing.

See all prayers and dedications for Geshe Dadul Namgyal (Tenzin Chodrak):

Obituary

Family, friends, colleagues, and students worldwide mourn the loss of Tibetan Buddhist monk, scholar, and teacher, Geshe Dadul Namgyal. His body was discovered January 3, 2024 after he had gone missing in November 2023.

Born in 1959, Geshe Dadul’s family had fled to India from Tibet in the face of the Chinese Communist invasion.

Geshe Dadul was educated in a Tibetan refugee school, where his intelligence shone brightly. At age 17, he received monk’s ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. After 17 years of study at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India, in 1993 he attained the prestigious Geshe Lharampa degree (equivalent to a PhD).

Geshe Dadul’s inquisitive mind, devotion to Buddhist philosophy, innate kindness, and gift with languages shaped his life. He was a brilliant and inspiring teacher, and served in that capacity at Drepung Loseling Monastery, the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies in Varanasi India, and at Buddhist centers in the U.S.

He emigrated to the U.S. in the 1990s, working on many projects at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics in Atlanta. (Read his full bio at: https://sravastiabbey.org/community-member/geshe-dadul-namgyal/)

Having visited and taught at Sravasti Abbey over the years, in 2022, Geshe Dadul joined the Buddhist monastery in Newport, WA, where his humility, compassion, and humor, not to mention his wisdom, stimulated eager students.

Geshe Dadul’s life was rich with meaning, focused on benefiting others. Generous, insightful, and deeply spiritual, he is missed by many. He will continue to leave an enormous positive imprint on the world for a long time.