Free Event—Sacred Interviews

06AprAll DayFree Event—Sacred Interviewswith Geshe Choekhortshang Rinpoche

Event Details

Join us for a fascinating conversation with Geshe Choekhortshang Rinpoche. This event is open and free for everyone.

This is the second session of our new “Sacred Interview” event series. This series aims to introduce our beloved teachers more closely and to give space for questions from students and practitioners from all over the world!

Choekhortsang Rinpoche will describe his unique cultural and family background and the Himalayan traditions of Dolpo. We will learn details about his journey from the East to the West, his present academic activities, and the teachings he has been giving for more than 10 years.

Choekhortshang Rinpoche is a well-known and beloved teacher in the European Ligmincha sanghas. He is very often invited to teach in different European countries. He has also taught at Serenity Ridge in Virginia. This occasion is a precious opportunity for students from other continents to get to know him better, listen to his engaging and rarely-heard stories, and ask him questions.


To attend, please register through this link. You can also submit your questions here:

Please note that this session can only be followed live on Zoom. The recording will not be available afterward.

Translations will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian.


About Geshe Choekhortshang Rinpoche

Geshe Choekhortshang Rinpoche is a Lama of the Bön tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Dolpo, a high Himalayan mountain region of north-western Nepal bordering Tibet, in 1976, to an important local family. He is the head lama of Tashi Namgyal monastery in Dolpo.

According to tradition, when he was 8 years old his father and grandfather took him to India, to be raised and educated at Menri Monastery, in the village of Dolanji in Himachal Pradesh. There he received a basic and modern education at the local school. In 1992, when he was 16, he took monastic vows and started studying traditional subjects such as philosophy, astronomy, astrology, Tibetan history and literature, Tibetan traditional Medicine, healing rituals, and meditations. After 16 years, in 2008, he obtained his Geshe degree, and since then he has been engaged in intense academic activities, both at the monasteries and at prestigious Universities such as Leiden, Oxford, Kyoto and Charles. Since 2017, after completing PhD, he has been an assistant professor at Charles University in Prague. He was elected as an advisor board member of the International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT) in 2018, and elected as an adviser board member of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) in 2022.

Over the years, he has been teaching the spiritual practices of the Bön tradition in many European countries such as Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Denmark, and Holland. In 2015, he was officially enthroned at Menri Monastery and given the title of Rinpoche by His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin.



April 6, 2024 All Day(GMT-04:00)


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