Geshe Tashi is a native of far West Tibet. Born in 1958 Geshe La fled his homeland with his parents due to the onset of the Han Chinese Communist Party’s systematic destruction of the ancient Buddhist culture of Tibet. Eventually, after much hardship, his family were some the first refugee Tibetans settled in the uncultivated lands around Bylakuppe in Karnataka.
Geshe Tashi went through the whole monastic curriculum at Sera Je Monastery, studying for a geshe degree, which he gained with highest honours, a first in the Geshe Lharampa degree. He then went on to the Gyu Toed Tantric monastery where he studied the major Geluk tantras for one year.
Geshe Tashi then taught at the FPMT’s Nalanda monastery near Toulouse in France. From there Geshe La went to teach at Jamyang Buddhist Centre in London where he has now been for over seventeen years.
Geshe Tashi teaches directly in English and is well known for the warmth, humour and clarity of his presentations of introductory and Foundation level meditation and philosophy in Buddhism.