Khenpo Karma Gyurme

Senior Monastic Professor
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Khenpo Karma Gyurmey was born in 1978 in Nubri in northern Nepal. In 1987, when he was nine years old, he was ordained at Ka Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. There he pursued his elementary studies, which included memorizing many texts and learning the monastery's tradition of chanting. In 1998 he commenced studies in the monastic college at the Sangye Yeshe Higher Shedra. He studied there for nine years, focusing on texts related to sutra- and mantra-level Buddhism as well as general fields of study. After several years of study he became a teaching assistant in the monastic Shedra and the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and upon completion of his Shedra studies in 2007, became a Lopon. In his role as a Lopon, over the next six years he had the opportunity to serve the Sangye Yeshe Institute through teaching and management positions, as well as teaching at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute. In 2013 he was awarded the title of Khenpo. Currently he teaches to those who are interested in Buddhist teachings, both ordained and lay, from both East and West.