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The Dharma Flourishes

Khensur Jampa TegchokGeshe Jampa Tegchog of Sera-Je was the Abbot of Nalanda until 1994 when the duties of becoming the Abbot of Sera-Je took him to South India. 

Over the years he gave amazingly wide, profound, and detailed Dharma teachings to Western monks, nuns, and lay people who were always welcome for the teachings at Nalanda.

Also Geshe Tashi Tsering was a resident teacher at Nalanda for two years until taking up the position of Resident Teacher at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London in 1994.

Geshe Jampa GyatsoIn 1994 Geshe Jampa Gyatso was appointed abbot of the monastery by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Although living in Italy, Geshe Jampa Gyatso came regularly to teach the monks, but mainly due to health reasons this became more and more difficult. There were also many other lamas who came to visit and teach.

In 1995, Khensur Dorje Tashi came for two years, while Mogchok Rinpoche came for one year in 1996-1997. During the times when there was no resident teacher, the monks enjoyed going to nearby Vajra Yogini Institute to follow the teachings given by Geshe Tengye or Geshe Palden or other visiting lamas.

After a few years without a resident teacher Geshe Lobsang Jamphel arrived at Nalanda in January 2000 and became the resident teacher. Since January 2003, Geshe Jamphel has been the main teacher at both the Nagarjuna Centre in Barcelona and at Nalanda.

Following the passing away of Abbot Geshe Jampa Gyatso in 2007, Lama Zopa appointed Geshe Jamphel as the new abbot in 2008. Geshe Jamphel also teaches at other FPMT centres in France and Spain. 2008 saw a lot of changes for the monastery, mainly the start of the FPMT Basic Program running for 5 years, with Geshe Jamphel as the main teacher. Nalanda also re-established the rains retreat during 2008 which has been followed every year as part of the commitment for fully ordained monks.

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