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Biography of Geshe Damchoe Gyaltsen, Director of IBD Dharamsala.

November 23, 2009
Director of IBD


In 1934, in the small town of Gowo Rongpay Ghongwa, situated at the southeastern Kham province of the cool climatic country The Land of Snow was born a child named Dhamchoe Gyaltsen. He is the middle son the five children begotten by his father Kelsang Phuntsok and mother Kelsang Wangdron of the Norgo Phatha Tsang family. Until the age of five, he stayed at home and memorized verses of prayers, rites and rituals.

In 1939 he entered the sangha commune of their regional Samdrup Goensar Thupten Nyingshar ling monastery. There the monastery arranged Master Palden Choephel and Master Palden Dhargyal as his senior and junior house tutors respectively; (more…)