The following article is from the Spring, 1990 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

This year Lama Zopa Rinpoche's,stay in Boston marked the official opening of the Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies (formerly known as FPMT/Boston). The Venerable Geshe Lobsang Jampa is Kurukulla's resident teacher and his translator is the Venerable Thubten Nyingje. Lama Zopa appointed Nick Ribush as Director of the Center and its Teaching Program.

Geshe Lobsang Jampa was ordained at the age of ten and studied for thirteen years in the Tibetan monastic system before fleeing to India in 1959 with thousands of his fellow Tibetans. He then studied for six years at Buxaduar in northern India. In 1967, he entered Sarnath University at Varanasi where for nine years he continued his studies in Buddhist philosophy, Sanskrit and Hindi. Geshe Jampa received his degree of Geshe (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) with highest Lharampa honors. After a long meditation retreat, he moved to Nepal where he taught Nepalis, Tibetans and Westerners. Prior to his arrival here in Boston, Geshe-la was resident teacher at Milarepa Center in Vermont.

For Program information contact: Kurukulla Center, PO Box 67262, Chestnut Hill, MA 02167. Tel.617-421-9668.