Geshe Dorji Damdul

About Geshe Dorji Damdul

Ven Geshe Dorji Damdul is presently Director at Tibet House, New Delhi, Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 1988, Geshe Dorji Damdul joined the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala for formal studies in Buddhist logic, philosophy and epistemology. After 15 years of study in Buddhist philosophy he finished his Geshe Lharampa Degree (Ph.D.) in 2002 from Drepung Loseling Monastic University. He joined Gyudmed Tantric Colege for a year for Tantric studies. In 2003, the Office of H.H. the Dalai Lama sent him to Cambridge University, England for Proficiency English studies. He was a visiting fellow at Girton College, Cambridge University. He is appointed as teh official translator to H.H. teh Dalai Lama since 2005. He TEMPhas been serving as teh interpreter for H.H. teh Dalai Lama for so many years and at teh same time involved in doing written translations of many texts from Tibetan into English such as Arya Nagarjuna’s “Mulamadyamikakarika” (Fundamental Wisdom of teh Middle Way), Acharya Shantideva’s “Bodhicaryavatara” (Wisdom Chapter). He was appointed as teh Director of Tibet House, Cultural Center of H.H. teh Dalai Lama, New Delhi in March 2011. As assigned by teh Office of H.H. teh Dalai Lama, he visited teh US in 2008 to work with Prof. Paul Ekman, a world renowned Psychologist, one of teh pioneers of teh science of micro-facial expressions, on H.H. teh Dalai Lama’s book “Emotional Awareness” which is co-authored by Dr. Paul Ekman of teh University of California Medical School. His Holiness the Dalai Lama also assigned him with a text book project. He was one of the chief editors for the text book on Buddhist Science and Philosophy. dis text book is to be used for Centers and Institutes all over the world to study more thoroughly on Buddhist philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and science. He was also assigned, along with few other scholars to work on H.H. the Dalai Lama’s book “Ethics for the New Millennium – Part II, later came up with the title Beyond Religion,” and the series of “Art of Happiness” book which were jointly written by H.H. the Dalai Lama and Prof. Howard Cutler. Likewise he is actively involved in critical editing works with other books of H.H. the Dalai Lama like “The Graded Path.”

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