Some of the Masters of the Madrid Center are Trustees and some are also Directors of the Foundation. They lead the activities of our center: teachings, practices and meditations, social and development aid projects, etc. In addition to the local activities, they travel to the center of Geyje Norling in India, which is also an officially recognized charity, to help in its management and in development aid projects.
Jangchub Rinpoché was born in North India in an area of Tibetan culture in 1985. As a Tulku * of the 12th reincarnation of a great master who carried out his teachings and welfare work in Tibet, Bhutan and India. Nowadays he is highly appreciated in Bhutan and in the Indo-Tibetan region of Tawang.
He joined at 5 the Geyje Norling Monastery and later the Tawang Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery, which is the largest among the ancient monasteries after the ones in Lasa and which is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. There he began his general and Buddhism studies and at 15 he moved to the Institute of Buddhist Dialectic in Dharamsala (India), where after 17 years of study of Buddhist philosophy he obtained the title of Geshe* Rimé, which comprehensively covers the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The Institute of Dialectic is characterized by the open and inclusive approach of his teachings.
After his studies he spend some time helping the rural population of the Tawang area with teachings and practices from the Geyje Norling center, and then in 2017 he moved to Spain. He currently stays most of his time in our Madrid Center, where he imparts teachings and practices, and participates in social aid and development projects.
* A Tulku, according to the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, assumes the continuation and custody of a valuable teaching lineage by showing certain capacities and inclinations from a young age. He receives then a special empowerment and training. Tulkus are given the honorary title of Rinpoche, a term that means “precious” and that serves to convey proper respect for a great spiritual master.
** 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. He requires a minimum of 17 years of study, which can be equivalent to a doctorate or PhD, but it covers also other domains such as, for example, monastic discipline. After these studies the teacher is qualified to help others to make progress in wisdom.