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Buddhist & Healing Guide


Gen Losang Namgyel-la 

Gen Losang Namgyel-la is a senior Western monk who left his home in Australia when young to live in India and Nepal for Buddhist study. For 30 years Gen-la travelled extensively to teach Buddhism worldwide.

Gen Namgyel-la has extensive knowledge of the Stages on the Path to Enlightenment (Tibetan: Lam Rim), which is a Tibetan Buddhist text presenting ALL the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha in a sequence that leads us to the understanding and realisations of the Buddhist path.

"In 2007 I asked Lama Lhundrup, the Abbot of Kopan Monastery, what I should do for the rest of my life. His reply was: You must keep teaching as it is very, very beneficial for people, LL that is my life, teach and retreat when possible, but teach more important.


Also when I asked Choeding Rinpoche the last time I visited him, I asked for His Holy Advice, He replied: You are very close to Tara, always practice Tara and in fact, I think you see Tara many times, you are close to Tara and protected by Tara so have faith in Tara."

What is the uniqueness of Gen Namgyel-la's teachings?


Gen Namgyel-la combines authentic teachings with western psychology. Gen-la's humour and laugh is said by many people to make them feel happy and blessed. 


Shares the belief in a non-sectarian approach to offer Dharma education in an authentic and 21st century way. 

Provides practical advice for individual spiritual growth and healing. 

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Explains difficult concepts in an easy way that everyone could easily understand and immediately apply in their daily life. 

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Gen Losang Namgyel-la's Lineage

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Gen Namgyel-la's teachers include such great masters as Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Geshe Lama Konchog, Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup, Choden Rinpoche, Gen Lamrimpa, Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Denma Locho Rinpoche, and Choeding Rinpoche. Gen-la has completed four years of Lam Rim retreats and many tantric retreats.

On the 29th of November 2022, the reincarnation of Choeding Rinpoche officially entered the monastery in Nepal where he will now reside. VNOS supports Rinpoche with offerings throughout the year and especially on his birthday, the 21st of December.


Rejoice! And enjoy these 18 video clips from the special entering ceremony:

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Gen Namgyel-la believes that spiritual practice should not be bound by labels of religion or tradition. Instead we should respect and appreciate our different approaches while adhering to our true lineage teachings, reaching back to Shakyamuni Buddha.

We welcome all people to join us, for the benefit of all sentient beings. 

Geshe Tenzin Zopa's message to Gen Namgyel-la, 2021

Geshe Tenzin Zopa is a highly respected geshe, with the FPMT, and has been friends with

Gen Losang Namgyel-la since 1986. 

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