Geshe Ngawang Phende was born in Nepal and was ordained as a monk at the age of 12 in Dhoptop Monastery, Nepal. For the two years he was involved in learning Buddhist text and rituals. Then for the study of the Basic Buddhist Philosophy, he joined Drepung Loseling Monastery (the Central Buddhist University) India in 1982 where he learned Buddhist Philosophy until he gained his Geshe Degree. He attended Gyume Monastery for one year for the further Tantrism course.
Geshe Ngawang Phende will be visiting the University of Rhode Island on Thursday, April 13 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences, Beaupre #105, speaking on Reducing Suffering through Buddhist Psychology.
Educational qualification: Ngarampa (Study of Tantrism; the highest Buddhist teaching) Year of completion: 2002 Gyume Monastery, South India. Geshe Lharampa (Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy) Year of completion: 2000