Khenpo Migmar Gurung

Khenpo Migmar Gurung



Born in 1981 in the remote Himalayan area of upper Dolpa, Migmar didn't receive any formal school education until by the age of 10 he got the chance to enter into a monastery in Kathmandu. He joined the Karma Lekshey Ling Institute and studied the traditional monastic subjects, including Tibetan grammar and language, logic, history of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy, and additionally learned the Nepali and English language. After 14 years he received the Acharya degree (master's of Buddhist studies in the Sutra tradition) in 2006 and got the chance to deepen his knowledge and understanding of Buddhist philosophy under the guidance of HH. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa in India. From 2006 to 2010 he spent two to six months each year in Dharamsala, India, discussing on different topics of Buddhist philosophy and while in Nepal taught himself Tibetan language and Buddhist Philosophy at Karma Lekshey Ling Institute. He became board member of the Karma Lekshey Ling Secondary School in 2007, principal of the Institute in 2013 and in the same year received the Khenpo-title (comparable to a doctor's in Buddhist Philosophy).

Currently he dedicates his free time to learning German language in order to teach also to some of the non-English speaking Westerners who are keen on learning about Buddhism.

Academic Qualification:
Acharya degree in 2006 and Khenpo degree in 2013 from Karma Lekshey Ling Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal.  
He received:
Sharmana vow from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
Bikshu vow (full monk ordination) from H.E. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
All three vows of the Pratimoksha, the Bodhisattva, and Mantrayana.

Performing Buddhist ritual activities from 2000.
Study with HH 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinlay Dorje from 2006-2010.

Teaching Buddhist philosophy from 2006.
Teaching Tibetan Grammar.

Active Khenpo of Karma Lekshey Ling Institute from 2012-2015.
Member at Karma Lekshey Ling School from 2007-2014.


Tibetan, Nepali, English, Hindi and German.