FOUNDER


Late Ven. Rev Lobsang Gyatso
1928-1997

Lobsang Gyatso was born in 1928 in a small village in eastern Tibet. He became a monk at the age of eleven, and later traveled to central Tibet to study at Drepung Monastery. Fleeing Tibet in 1959, the Dalai Lama and he founded the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala India. After some difficult early years it established itsellf as one of the success stories of the Tibetan exile community. The founding of the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics and College for Higher Tibetan Studies Sarah is the work for which Lobsang Gyatso will be best remembered.

Unencumbered by past history and unfettered by formal ties, it evolved under the guidance of Lobsang Gyatso into a diverse institution defined only by the wish to properly educate Tibetan youth in exile. He was murdered at his residence in February 1997.

A Tibetan patriot and unswerving follower of the Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso emerges as fearless social critic, and a deeply spiritual man.

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