Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche


Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has been a Tibetan Buddhist monk since he was 10. Wishing to study Buddhism deeply, at 19, he moved to Southern India and entered the college at Nam dro ling Monastery. There he studied for 9 more years completing the equivalent of a PhD.

In 2004, he was sent to America to assist another Buddhist teacher. He met a student from here who requested he consider moving to Memphis to establish a meditation center. After visiting several times and completing his assignment, Khenpo Gawang moved to Memphis and created Pema Karpo Meditation Center.

Khenpo has written one book and is working on another to be published in the late fall. He teaches regularly in English at the center, works with western translators translating Tibetan Buddhist texts and commentaries into English, and wishes to become more active locally in creating bridges among different faiths and groups.


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