Our Spiritual Director
Lam Rim’s Spiritual Director, the Venerable Geshe Damcho Yonten escaped the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. Years later in India, as a fully qualified Lharampa Geshe, students requested that he come to the West to impart his knowledge of Buddhist Teachings and in 1978 the Lam Rim Buddhist Centre in Wales was founded and has flourished, now with various groups around the UK & SA. Venerable Geshe Damcho-la first visited South Africa in 1989 and has returned on a number of occasions at the request of his students.
Deputy Spiritual Director
Gyalrong Khentrul Rinpoche
took birth in 1978 at
Dalhousie, a small hill town
located a days drive from
Dharamsala, and received schooling there up to third
class. He was then recognised
as a reincarnation of an ex-abbot of Drepung Loseling
monastery by His Holiness the Dalai
Lama and joined Drepung
monastery in 1986.
At present he is engaged in the Geshe Lharampa
course which runs for six years with six annual
examination. Rinpoche will no doubt be visiting
our Centre in the not too distant future.