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Abbot Geshe Thubten Rabten


Geshe Rabten joined Sera Jey Monastery in 1978 at the age of fourteen. In 1980 he received novice ordination from Ling Rinpoche and in 1984 full ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

In 1999 Gen-la received his Geshe Lharam degree and in 2000 he underwent tantric studies in Gyume Tantric Monastery, successfully completing his tantric studies examination in 2002.

Following that, Geshe Rabten held various teaching and other important positions in Sera Jey including Master of the Debate Ground, where he supervised and guided the monks whilst they were debating, and Disciplinarian.

Geshe Rabten arrived at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery in 2016. The resident monks and Geshe Rabten's students feel blessed to have such a distinguished scholar and practitioner guiding them.

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