Lama Rabten Tshering

Lama Rabten Tshering is Nalandabodhi Canada’s resident teacher. Lama Rabten became a monk at the age of 16 and trained at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, the principal seat of His Holiness the Karmapa. In 1992 Lama Rabten was appointed senior Disciplinary Master of the monastery and served in this capacity for five years. He completed a three-year retreat at Pullahari Retreat Center in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Lama Rabten moved to Canada in 2002. He teaches regularly at Maitrivana, Nalandabodhi Canada’s headquarters in Vancouver, and travels to Toronto, Montreal and Halifax to teach and guide students in their practice. Lama Rabten is a first class calligrapher and offers both Tibetan calligraphy and language instruction. Fluent in several languages, including Tibetan, Mandarin, Nepalese and Hindi, Lama Rabten continues to improve his English with formal and informal studies.