With the appointment of H. E. Ratna Vajra Sakya, Ven. Chhing Chhombe Gurung, a senior monk of the Sakya Centre in India arrived at the Sakya Pandita Dharma Chakra Monastery, Ulaanbaatar on May 25th 2014.
Ven. Thupten Tsultrim
Ven. Thupten Tsultrim, born in Mustang, Nepal joined the Sakya Centre, Dehradun in 1991, at which time he received his Getsul vows. He pursued the basic studies of the Sakya Centre curriculum in Tibetan grammar and in Buddhist scriptures and rituals from 1990 to 1996, in which year he sat the Bhutadamara and Sajam Bagdrup retreats.
In 2000 he received his Gelung vows from H. E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche.In 2004, he joined the Sakya institute Puruwala, and studied there until 2012, at which time he obtained a Kachupa degree, equivalent to a BA in Buddhist Philosophy. In 2013, he entered the Sakya Dolma Phodrang Retreat Centre, where he recently completed several retreats, namely Hevajra, Vajrakilaya, Vajrayogini and Chakrasambhara.
We greatly appreciate that he is assigned to be Vajra Master at our monastery for a 2-year duration.