Tashi Tsering (Sera Mey)
Tashi Tsering (བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཚེ་རིང་) (born 1958) is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, scholar and writer, and currently the Abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University. He was the resident Geshe at Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, from 1997 until 2018, where he developed a series of courses designed to teach Buddhism to Western students. He authored of a series of books based on these courses, called The Foundations of Buddhist Thought, which present the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to Western readers.
Taking mindfulness as a social movement as his dissertation topic, he received an MA in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies of London University graduating in 2017.
He has been the Abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University in India since June 2018.
- Geshe Tashi Tsering was born in born in Purang, West Tibet in 1958. At an early age he fled over the Himalayas with his parents and younger brother to escape the occupation of his country by the Chinese government and its state sponsored destruction of Tibet’s unique culture. This was a dangerous escape route over the Himalayas. Many died from the treacherous conditions.
- He received his early education in schools run by exile Tibetan Government in India. His family moved to a refugee settlement in Karnataka state, South India, and in 1970, Geshe Tashi was among the first to become a monk at the newly established in exile Sera Mey college of Sera monastic university. Together with his fellow monks, under extremely hard physical conditions, he helped re-build this famous monastery and college.
- After following the traditional study programme centred around the five key topics of the Nalanda Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism: Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology & Logic, Psychology and Monastic Discipline, Geshe Tashi graduated with the highest honours becoming a Geshe Lharampa in 1990. He went on to study at Gyuto Tantric monastery from 1990.
- Geshe Tashi has been teaching in the West since 1991.
Note: Geshe Tashi Tsering (Sera Mey) should not be confused with Tashi Tsering of Chenrezig Institute, Australia.
- 2005. Four Noble Truths: The Foundations of Buddhist Thought, Volume 1. Wisdom Books
- 2008. Relative and Ultimate Truth: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 2. Wisdom Books
- 2006. Buddhist Psychology: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 3. Wisdom Books
- 2008. The Awakending Mind: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 4. Wisdom Books
- 2009. Emptiness: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 5. Wisdom Books
- 2012. Tantra: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought, Volume 6. Wisdom Books
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- Description: Compassion in Buddhist Practice: Compassion is the basis of all the good human qualities, particularly moral ethics. Although we all have the ability to show compassion to ourselves and others, still these can be enhanced through practising it again and again not only in religious places but in everyday life. Geshe Tashi Tsering was born in Tibet 1958. He studied Buddhism at Sera-Mey Monastic University in India for 18 years and was awarded the Lharampa Geshe degree (the equivalent of a doctorate in divinity). Since 1994 he has been the teacher at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London and he also leads Buddhist classes in other centres in the UK and in other countries. He created the Foundation of Buddhist Thought, a two year Buddhist studies course, which runs online and on campus.
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