Our Monastic Teachers
|Lopon Shedrub Gyatso, Lopon Tsundru Sangpo, Lopon Karma Gyurmey, Lopon Lodro Rabsel, Lopon Urgyen Thenpel and Lopon Zopa Sangpo (left to right)|
All of the Lopons have their own particular way of presenting the Dharma. Lodro Rabsel and Tsondru Sangpo have a more traditional style, and tend to explain teachings in a quite eloquent and sophisticated manner. Urgyen Tenpel is extremely friendly and is skilled in explaining difficult points using simple language. Lopon Karma Gyurmey (a.k.a. Tokpa Tulku) is especially known for his understanding of western attitudes and perspectives, and he often uses modern examples which are very helpful. Pema Namgyal, who is at present Tulku Urgyen Yangsi’s tutor, always claims that he has forgotten everything, but when challenging questions are posed to him, he gives the most profound explanations without a moment’s pause to refresh his memory. Although different in their styles, all of them share the amazing quality of being so learned and so humble at the same time. There are also freshly brewed Lopons, who have just finished their studies, and some of them such as Zopa Sangpo and Shedrub Gyatso have already taught MA students, explaining the hardest points of Middle Way philosophy in a deep and clear manner. All of them serve as excellent examples of the pure and genuine Sangha, so vital for supporting us on the path.