Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tenpa is considered one of the top scholars in Buddhist philosophical teaching, composition and debate, and is revered by over 1000 students. He has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness’ principal teachers. Khensur Rinpoche is the current Drepung Tripa (the Throne Holder) and Abbot of Drepung Monastery. Prior to this appointment in 2007, His Holiness the Dalai Lama chose him to be the Head Abbot of Drepung Gomang Monastery, DGCEC’s parent monastery (1989). In addition to these duties, Khensur Rinpoche teaches on the Buddha’s discourses and higher teachings in India, Tibet, Russia, Mongolia, Canada and Europe. During the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Louisville in 2013 Khensur Rinpoche represented the Abbot of Drepung Gomang Monastery. We have been honored to host him at DGCEC in 2010 and 2016 as well.
DGCEC is very humbled to welcome Drepung Tripa Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tenpa to our center for his fourth visit!