Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CGC welcome the arrival of Geshe Deyang


Chokyi
Gyaltsen Center WELCOME the arrival of our resident teacher ~
Geshe Tenzin Deyang
on 17th March 2011, Thursday, 3pm @ CGC

It is our great honour to welcome the arrival of Geshe Tenzin Deyang to be CGC first resident teacher as appointed by the our kindest Guru Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche on year 2010.
After several months working on visa application for Geshe la, we have successfully obtained the approval letter on professional visa for Geshe Deyang.
Geshe Deyang was born in 16th June 1966 in Dharamsala, India. Becoming a monk at the age of 9, Geshe la entered Gyuto Tantric College where he studied and memorized numerous ritual texts for the next five years.
In 1979, when he was 13 years old, Geshe la left his hometown and travelled southward to Bylakuppe, a remote neighbourhood where he was admitted into Sera Jey Monastic University, then home to approximately 1,200 monks from all over India, Tibet and countries of the Himalayan region.
From 1979 to 1999, Geshe la participated in the extensive studies of Buddhist philosophy through attending classes, daily memorization of texts and rigorous debates with classmates etc. This eventually culminated in his graduating with a Lharam Geshe degree (equivalent to PhD) in year 2000, which is the highest possible credential granted by the monastic university to any monk who successful completed his 20 years of curriculum and passed all tests with top grades, which include written texts and public debates.In 2001 Geshe la returned to Gyuto Tantric College to further his knowledge in the tantric rituals. Upon completing his study, Geshe la was elected into the Gelug Examination Board as the Secretary General. From 2001 to 2003, he took charge of the monastery’s examinations and his duties include monitoring the exam questions and issuing various certificates.
After retiring from the Board of Examination, Geshe la was again chosen to be the Head of Sera Je’s Hayagriva Committee in 2003. During those years in office, Geshe la successfully invite from Nepal 9 magnificent, life-sized statues of protectors who are the entourage of Hayagriva, the Protector of Sera Je. Besides supervising the regular administrative works in the Committee, Geshe la is himself an expert in the entire practices and rituals of Hayagriva.

At the end of year 2004, among 5 other candidates who are also Geshes and his seniors, Geshe la was selected to become Sera Je’s new Gegu (Master of Discipline, and a position next to the Abbot) with 60% votes from all the monks in the monastery.

Geshe Deyang was the resident teacher of our sister center in Kuala Lumpur, Losang Dragpa Center (LDC) where he conducted dharma classes and prayer from year 2006 to 2007.
We will have a welcoming reception to Geshe la upon his arrival at CGC.
Please bring along kata, flower and angpow offering to join in the
welcoming reception!
If you have any queries, please contact Stephanie @ 012 4282929 or write to