Venerable Lobsang Namgyel, an Australian Tibetan Buddhist monk, has been living in India and Nepal and studying and teaching Buddhism for more than 30 years.
His teachers include such great masters as His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Denma Locho Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Gen Lamrimpa and Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Venerable has also completed four years of Lam Rim retreats, and many tantric retreats.
During his more than thirty years in Buddhism, Venerable has taught in many countries primarily for the FPMT, including India, Nepal, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK, Bangladesh and the USA.
Venerable had the honour of being the tutor to Lama Osel Rinpoche.
Venerable's Inspiration and Motivation
Venerable Namgyel says: “My inspiration for practicing the Dharma primarily came from meeting Lama Zopa Rinpoche and seeing how tirelessly he teaches, gives advice, and generally works in every way possible to benefit sentient beings. If you get a chance to experience one of Rinpoche’s teachings, do not hesitate, they are totally amazing and you will never be the same again.”
“My motivation for offering this blog, is to freely offer the teachings of my teachers and also my own teachings that have been given in various centres around the world. These will be in the form of links to written and downloadable audio/video teachings."
Teaching from the Heart
Here’s what Ani Rita had to say after teaching with Venerable:
"Wherever Venerable Namgyel teaches, he is always asked to come back. Because he is in contact with his own good heart, he is able to touch people on a level that goes much deeper than just intellectual understanding. Having done a lot of individual retreats he has familiarized and integrated the topics in his way of living, and so teaches out of experience. Then through his humour he relaxes people totally, and even difficult topics seem like a piece of cake. Venerable is especially loved for the deep concern that he has, and shows, for the well being of the participants of the course, and puts a lot of energy and time into helping them to find a way to practice which suits them.”