Jampa Thirnly Kunkhap
He is one of the three founders of the Compassion Garden Buddhist Foundation. The three founders bring together contributions of wisdom from the East and the West, and a commitment to compassion and social aid without borders. He is currently President of the Board of Trustees and Director of the Madrid and Geyje Norling centers.
- Born in the Tibetan Culture Zone of Northeast India in 1985. He has roots in Bhutan
- Buddhist monk since 1990, initial education in the Monasteries of Geyje Norling and Tawang Gaden Namgyal Lhatse (India), where he has carried out activities to help the population in need since he was young.
- Geshe* degree at Dharamsala Institute of Buddhist Dialectics (India)
- Training with an integrative approach to the different branches of Tibetan Buddhism – rimé
- After his stay in Dharamsala, he continued his activities of social aid in the Tawang area and nearby Bhutan, until a few years ago. Then he moved to Spain to give teachings, meditation and practices in the Dharma centers of the Chökhorling Association in Spain.
- He currently participates, from Spain and with frequent trips, in the management of the Geyje Norling Center, which is a monastery and Welfare Society officially recognized by the State of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
- Professor of Buddhist Philosophy, Practices and Meditation
* Geshe title. The Tibetan word Geshe (“ge” means virtue and “she” friend who helps to know) has as meaning: spiritual friend, or friend who knows virtue or who knows what should be practiced and what should be put aside. It is obtained in the universities and institutes of Tibetan Buddhism that continue the great intellectual tradition of the ancient Indian Buddhist universities of Nalanda and Vikramasila. The title is achieved after intensive studies, reflection sessions and debate sessions on classical philosophical texts of Buddhism and their commentaries in different aspects: ontology or nature of reality, epistemology or the way in which man knows, psychology or science of the mind, logic, and ethics or moral behavior. It requires a minimum of 17 years of study, which can be equivalent to a doctorate or PhD, but it also covers other domains such as, for example, monastic discipline.