Our resident Teacher

Geshe Tsewang Nyima became a Lharampa Geshe in 1980. He was then assigned to Ki Monastery in Spiti by HH Dalai Lama. There he implemented and taught both modern teaching programs for junior monks and traditional philosophy programs for senior monks and the lay community.

After ten years in Spiti, Geshe-la was requested to assist Dolma Ling Nunnery to establish a traditional 12-year Dharma study programme. Two years later he taught Dharma to young Tibetan students in the Norbulingka Institute, as requested by the Department of Preservation of Tibetan Culture. During this time Geshe-la began to research and compile a Vinaya dictionary, as he is recognized as an expert in this area.

As Geshe-la watched Thosamling being built, his interest was always with us. He offered his teachings to the nuns and residents of Thosamling on a regular basis, and since 2007 Geshe-la has taught our philosophy program. He also kindly advises the nuns’ community and individuals as requested. With Geshe-la living amongst us, we are extremely happy to receive his precious teachings, support and guidance.


Thosamling Nunnery, Institute and Retreat Center.