about Geshe Jampa Khechok
Geshe Jampa Khechok is Emaho's resident teacher, offering guidance and teachings on various topics from a traditional Tibetan Buddhist perspective. This serves as a great complement to Rinpoche's allegorical style. Geshe-la has made himself available to anyone, whether new to Buddhism or a long-time practitioner, who has questions that need to be answered. He leads the Deity practices and the all-day full moon sessions. Several times a year, Geshe-la offers teachings in literary Tibetan through Emaho's Tibetan Language Program. Once a month, he also offers teaching for those new to Buddhism.
Geshe-la is available for traditional blessings and in-depth studies as described to the right. He has a reputation for being an extremely gifted teacher with great ability in the English language, as well as having a kind and compassionate nature.
Geshe-la graduated from Sermey Monastic College with a Geshe degree, equal to a PhD, in Buddhist philosophy. He worked at Sermey as administrator of the construction of the New Sera Mey drastsan (central monastic building). Jampa is a well-known tutor at Sera on Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan grammar, and English.
Geshe Jampa was born in Tsang and brought up in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, South India. His parents were from the Gyangtse, Tsang region of western Tibet. They fled from Tibet after the Chinese military crackdown in their homeland.
He completed the eighth grade at the Central School of Bylakuppe. At the age of fifteen, he became ordained as a monk in Sera Mey Monastery. He obtained the fully ordained bikshu vows from the His Holiness the Fourteen Dalai Lama at the age of 20.
Geshe Jampa graduated with B. A. degree in Buddhist philosophy from the Gelug University in the year 1997. In 2000 he finished studies of all five major Buddhist treatises for fifteen years and was granted the Geshe Tsogrampa degree, equal to a PhD in Buddhist philosophy given by the Sera Mey Monastic College.
He also represents Sera Mey Monastery while attending many Buddhist conferences and seminars in the states of India.
Since 1999,he has been working with Dr. Peter Ebbatsan to translate the text "Illuminating Thought ," the commentary on Madhyamaka-Avtar authored by Lama Tsongkhapa, into English.
Geshe went to England for higher English studies in Oxford English language schools from 2004 to 2006 for 4 months each time.
For many years, he worked as a volunteer and helped many monks and lay people who were sick to get care at major hospitals.