Geshe Gendun Gyatso was born in Ladakh, India in 1961. In 1969, at the age of eight, he became a Buddhist Monk at Sera Je Monastic University in southern India. He studied logic and epistemology, the study of nature of knowledge.

In 1982, he was fully ordained by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He studied in the Geshe Program for twenty-five years including Tantric Study at Gyumed Tantric College in India.

In 1993 he was awarded his doctorate (Geshe) degree in Buddhist Studies as a Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy.

A Brief Biography

gg3After obtaining his doctorate degree Geshe Gyatso went to England to learn and study the English language. He is now fluent in English as well as his native Tibetan language and numerous Indian dialects.

Geshe Gendun Gyatso went on to study comparative religion as a visiting scholar under the Boston University Fellowship Program for Theological Study.

During his studies Geshe Gendun became an Affiliated Chaplain at Boston University and Chaplain at Harvard's Dana Faber Cancer Institute.

Between 2002 and 2005 Geshe Gendun Gyatso taught at several dharma centers in Colorado. He founded the Healing Dharma Center in Boston in 2005, and continues teaching there today.

Geshe Gyatso continues to travel extensively around the world providing teaching to the public and  private counseling sectors.


1969 Novice Monk's Vows, began Buddhist Monastic Studies, Sera Je Monastic University, India.

1976-93 Geshe Program Major in Logic and Epistemology (the study of the nature of knowledge)
(received numerous direct teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama)

gg41981 Received Full Ordination from H.H. The Dalai Lama , Bodhgaya, India

1990 Began English Language Studies: Norwich , England and  Madison , Wisconsin

1993 Awarded Geshe Degree in Buddhist Studies, Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy.

1994 Tantric Study , Gyumed Tanntric College, Hunsor, India

Brief Resume

1995-99 Provided teachings at various academic and dharma centers in the United States and Europe.

2000-01 Visiting Scholar Boston University Fellowship Program for Theologic Study, Comparative Religion; Affiliated Chaplain Boston University , Spiritual Support at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute,  and Harvard University Medical Center Partner .

2001-02 Buddhist Teachings -Public Speaking and Private Counseling.

2002 Patient Advocate and Pastoral Care , Grant Hospital of Chicago.

2003-2004 Provided teachings at various dharma centers in Colorado.

2005 Geshe Gendun was asked to become the resident teacher at the newly incorporated Healing Dharma Center in Massachusettes.

Languages: English, Tibetan, Hindi, Numerous Indian Dialects.