Geshe Pema Dorjee is an internationally recognized authority, scholar, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. His fluent English, keen intellect, clear and practical explanations, warm-hearted nature, and infectious sense of humor enrich his talks and discussions with meaning and inspiration. He was born in Tibet and escaped to India where he completed an undergraduate degree and two Masters degrees in Buddhist Philosophy, one in Prajnaparamita (the Perfection of Wisdom) and one in Madhyamika (the Middle Way). After going on to earn his Geshe degree, he served as the Principal of the Tibetan Teachers Training Center and then was named the first Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies. He now lives in Dharamsala, and at the request of the Dalai Lama he started and runs a monastery in Kathmandu. Geshe Pema Dorjee lives the compassionate life about which he preaches. He travels to the most remote and impoverished regions of Himalayan India and Nepal where he creates, organizes, directs, and raises funds for numerous humanitarian projects.
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