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2018 Tour members

Here is the list of the six members of the fourth European Tour - from 22 September to 15 December 2018.

Geshe Lobsang Norbu

Geshe-la comes from Thiksey in Ladakh, he entered Sera Jey Monastery in 1986, joined monastic school for a few year to study modern educations.
After his schooling, he began studying Tibetan traditional Buddhist philosophy for 19 years and earned his Geshe degree in 2013. He is an expert in ritual cham dance, performance of puja, chanting, and dialectic debate. He is currently serving as the one of administrative of Ngari Khangtsen's Office. 
Gesha-la is the Tour leader.

 

Sonam Nurboo

 

He is born in Tangyar village in Nubra valley in  Leh Ladakh and became monk in 1994 when he was 8 years old in Saboo Monastery.
Sonam Norboo joined Drepung Monastery in South India and have studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy for several years.
After his monastic training, he returned  to Saboo Monastery in Ladakh and started monastic training in  rite and ritual practices, mask dance performances and making of traditional colorful sand mandalas. He is well versed and experienced in traditional ritual practices and performances.

 

Thufstan Stanzin

He is born in Spithuk village, Leh Ladakh and became monk in 1990 when he was 8 years old. He then joined Drepung Monastery in South India and have studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy for years.After a several years of his monastic training,  he returned  to his hometown,  Spituk Monastery in Ladakh and started learning rite and ritual practices, mask dance performances and making of traditional colorful sand mandalas.
He is well versed and experienced in traditional ritual practices and performances.

 

Tsewang Rinchen

He is born in Tangyar village in Nubra valley in  Leh Ladakh . He became monk in 1999,  when he was 7 years old in Spituk Monastery.
He joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India in 2002, and have studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy.
In 2008. he returned back to Spituk Monastery in Ladakh and started monastic training in  rite and ritual practices, mask dances performances and making of traditional colorful sand mandalas. He is well versed and experienced in traditional ritual practices and performances.

 

Thupten Nyima

Born in Dharamsala, H.P., India, he is a talented chanting master and accomplished in pujas, chanting and dialectic debates from Zonkkar Chode Monastery in Karnataka, South India.
Thupten Nyima joined the first Himalayan Sacred Arts for Peace Tour in 2015.
He is 50 years old.

 

Ngawang Choesang

He was born in Phenpo village in Lhasa, Tibet in 1983 and became a monk at very young age at Kundhenling Monastery in 1997 in Tibet. He has received the basic monastic training in making of traditional sculptures, ritual performances and Buddhist chants, and creation of sand mandalas in a school in Tibet.
He escaped into exile in India 2003 and studied Tibetan Buddhist philosophy under care of his late uncle Khensur Rinpoche Jampa Tegchok la in Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen.
He is well versed in all traditional prayer and chants, making of tormas, mask dance perfomances and creation of sand mandalas.
Last April, Ngawang Choesang also participated in Sera Jey Monastic Tour in Japan for a month.  

 

 

Ngari Khangtsen Europe-Tour

The Ngari Khangtsen European Tour is organized by The Friends of Ngari Khangtsen, a french association created to support the different projects of the Ngari Khangtsen.
 

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