Geshe Tashi becomes the abbot of Sera Mey Monastery
It is with great pride that we announce that our beloved teacher, Geshe Tashi Tsering, has been asked by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to become the abbot of Sera Mey Monastic University in South India. Sera Mey is one of the three principal monastic colleges in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
I spoke with Geshe La on Saturday and he asked me to let you all know how the great honour of being appointed as abbot of Sera Mey is also tinged with sadness to be leaving Jamyang. The position of Abbot is very demanding, carrying heavy responsibilities and he is naturally somewhat apprehensive about this. But he is also sad to be leaving the UK, his home for the last thirty years, and sad to be leaving Jamyang.
We on our side, his students at Jamyang, are also sad to lose such an outstanding teacher. His ability to teach beginners and advanced students alike is unparalleled. Over the last few years, he has increasingly been focused on teaching the most difficult texts of Lama Tsong Kapa, encouraged by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We will sorely miss him, not just his teachings, but his humility, charm and wealth of insights into how to live in our deeply flawed world.
He expects to remain at Jamyang for the next two months or so. Please, please, come to his teachings for this precious remaining time. We have no further information at this time to give you and we will announce any changes to the programme as these become clearer.
We will also be organising Jamyang’s biggest and best party ever to celebrate Geshe Tashi’s contribution to the centre and his influence on all our lives.
Chair of Trustees of Jamyang Buddhist Centre