Geshe Tenzin Legtsok

Geshe Tenzin Legtsok has recently graduated with his Geshe degree from Sera Jey Monastic University in South India where he completed his full course of studies in classic Indian Buddhist treatise and their Tibetan commentaries in the tradition of ancient Nalanda University. He has been ordained as a Buddhist monk since 2001.

Born in Virginia, USA in 1973, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in 1995.  The question, “What makes for the most happy and meaningful life,” which compelled him to major in philosophy during college gradually led to his study of meditation and philosophy with teachers among the exiled Tibetan communities in India and Nepal from 1999 until the present.

For the past ten years he has tried to make basic Buddhist teachings accessible to various audiences in India and the US through lectures, essays, and meditation instruction.

Events with Geshe Tenzin Legtsok

Intro to Buddhism and Meditation – A Kopan West Lamrim Retreat
October 27 - November 5, 2023

This Kopan West retreat is an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. As such it will provide a concise yet complete overview of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and practice. During this course, Geshe Legtsok will explore the stages of the path to enlightenment, a genre of Buddhist teaching known as the Lamrim, and give practical instruction in order to help you apply this ancient, yet timeless wisdom to increase peace, happiness, and compassion in your daily life.  This retreat will include time for teachings, discussion, and meditation. Meditation practices will include concentration meditation to focus your mind, visualizations, and analytical meditation on Lamrim…