Jewel Dharma Centre
Weekly Dharma Teaching
Daily Tara Prayer Session
We have two permanent scholars for the weekly Dharma teaching. One is for teaching Dharma in English and the other is for Mandarin. Both teachers graduated from an affiliated Buddhist monastery sect in India. The founder leads the Daily Tara Prayer Session from 6pm-7pm except on weekends.
About our Teacher
Geshe Jamyang Norbu was born in the year of 1968 to Mr. Dakpa and Mrs. Poedon.
At the age of 8, he began to study basic Tibetan reading and writing at a local primary school for three years.
At the age of thirteen, he became a novice monk and study on Buddhist common ritual performances from his first local teacher. After that time, he thought, it is enough the only study what he have done in past few years, but there is nothing to get more education from his local small monastery. So, he wished to join any big monastery which has a high educational system. Then he was admitted to Drepung Loseling the largest Buddhist university in south India and hardly study on Buddhist philosophy such as Pramana, Prajpramitra, Matheyamika, Vinaya and Abidharmakoshka for more than 23 years, during that time, on the yearly examination, he got awards of the top first position among all other students. When he finished his study at his monastery, he was admitted to the Gelugpa university for 6 years and at many times of Gelugpa examinations, he got top position among same class students. Finally, he attained the Buddhist highest degree of Geshi Lharampa (Doctorate degree in philosophy) in 2005 and he was educated on Tantric philosophy in upper tantric college (Gyuto) for a few years. Likewise, he was also educated in western philosophy, English, Hindi and modern science for many years by different teachers.
In the last five years, he visited many countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan for the benefit to teach Dharma to the people of Southeast Asia.
GESHE Tsering Dhondup
Geshe Jampa Tsering, the founder of the centre leads the Daily Tara Prayer Session every day from 6pm-7pm except on weekends. He arrived in India in 1992 and received all his teachings and Geshe degree from the Drepung Loseling monastery. He came to Canada in 2008.