Geshe Lobsang Dhondup
Geshe Lobsang was born in Kam, Tibet. After leaving Tibet with his family at the age of 11 he became a monk at Drepung Loseling Monastery in South India where he finished his schooling. He continued to study various Buddhist degrees and in 2015 he received his Geshe Degree, Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy, from Drepung Loseling Academy, South India.
While completing his philosophy studies, Geshe-la received empowerments from highly accomplished masters of all four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. As a dedicated and committed Buddhist Monk Geshe remains fully engaged in the ongoing advanced Tantrayana practice under the guidance of highly realised Buddhist Masters.
In 2018 Geshe Lobsang took up his current position as Cultural Officer of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to South Africa. In this role he has travelled to Buddhist Centres, non-Buddhist organisations all over South Africa. He participates in the bi-monthly HWPL interfaith conferences and is engaged in ongoing dialogues with Scientists at UCT bringing the Buddhist perspective to science in order to make the world a better place for all sentient being.
Geshe-la also contributes to Africa think tank working to validate African contemplative practices and increase awareness about their significance in the global arena.
Google Earth: 25 deg 47′ 41.90″ S; 27 deg 33′ 22.21″ E
GPS decimal: lat -25.794800 long: 27.556224.
Emoyeni is reached by a dirt road, please drive slowly over the last 2 km.
Mondays -Fridays: 8 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays: 8 AM – 12 PM
Emonyeni Retreat Centre, A65 Buffelshoek Farm, Mooinooi,North-West,
Telephone: +27 (0)82 308 1533