7PM THURSDAY MARCH 3, NEVADA CITY
VENERABLE PEMA DORGE
What: A talk and slide show on Compassion in Action with Geshe Pema
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 PM
KVMR’s Community Room, 120
Bridge Street in Nevada City
Cost: Donations Accepted: $10 -$20 suggested, all donations go to Geshe
projects in Tibet, Nepal and India.
Born in 1951 to a nomadic family in Shillong on the border of Tibet and India,
Geshe Pema Dorjee has devoted his life to cultivating meaning and
happiness. Like many other Tibetan families of the times, they found refuge in
India. After many years of study at the Tibetan Homes Foundation School (TCV)
and the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala he worked as a teacher
for Tibetan Language and Culture. Soon he became Principal of the Tibetan
Children´s Village School and only three years later director of the
In 1995, as a result of his continued studies in Buddhist philosophy, he was
awarded the Geshe degree (equivalent to a Ph.D.) from the Drepung Loseling
monastery. In 1989, at the behest of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Geshe Pema Dorjee,
his friends and supporters established Pelmo Choeding Monastery in exile, one of
the great legacies in the history of the Bodong tradition.
In 2003 he founded the Bodong Research and Publication Center near Thekchen
Choeling Temple, Mcleod Ganj in Dharamsala, and he became its director.
Geshe Pema Dorjee has devoted his life to a great number of charitable projects
such as creating schools, establishing regional support, health aid, individual
care, never ignoring any occasion to be helpful and to show compassion. To him a
meaningful life and happiness is the effect of love and compassion. He is
trustee of the Bright Horizon Children's Home.