Ven. Lobsang Gyatso
Ven. Lobsang Gyatso (1928–1997) was born in a small village in eastern Tibet. He became a monk at age eleven and later traveled to central Tibet to study at Drepung Monastic University. Fleeing Tibet in 1959, he went on to found the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, India. He was murdered at his residence there.
Books & Audio
Cultivating the Compassionate Mind of Enlightenment
One is unlikely ever to receive a Tibetan Buddhist teaching on either sutra or tantra in which Bodhicitta does not have a central role. Bodhicitta, the compassionate mind which aspires to attain full enlightenment in order to benefit beings, is… Read More
After his enlightenment, the Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths—the foundation and essence of all forms of Buddhism. The first truth diagnoses the nature of our existential illnesses and neuroses. The second explores their causes and conditions for arising. The… Read More
About the Author
Ven. Lobsang Gyatso was born in Kham province Tibet in 1928 and educated at Drepung Monastic University. In 1973, with the blessing of H.H.the Dalai Lama, he founded the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala, where he has been the Director since its inception. He lectured in many countries and authored numerous books and articles.