Introducing our Precious Teacher Genla (Ven Thubten Tenzin) who was made Abbess of our Abbey by Geshe Thubten Dawa, our Ordination Master in 2002.  Genla was given this title by Geshe Sonam Thargye when asked by the students what She should be called in 2004

The Sangha

Venerable Thubten Pema was ordained in April, 2002 by Geshe Thubten Dawa.  She has been with her Teacher Genla since 2000.  Her favourite text is Uttara- Tantra-Shastra commentary by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche with further explanations and commentary by Genla.


Venerable Thubten Jhampa was ordained in December 2004 by Geshe Thubten Dawa.  His favourite book is " 321" by Genla.

He says this is truthful and honest and holistic of all the teachings.  


Venerable Thubten Choden was ordained in February 2003 by Geshe Thubten Dawa.  Her favourite text is Exploring Mind by Genla and Buddha Nature is her favourite teaching.