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    Thubten Rinchen Ling of Houston was founded in 1989 by Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen for the purpose of promoting greater understanding of Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan culture. Since that time, it has sponsored the Texas segments of the 1990 and 1993 world tours of the Gaden Shartse monks from India, and Sand Mandala exhibits at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, in 1990, and at Galveston's 1894 Grand Opera House, in 1993. The Center also coordinated all local activities for the 1991 visit of Nobel Prize Laureate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso.
   In July of 1991, Venerable Geshe Yeshe Phegey joined Thubten Rinchen Ling as resident lama. Geshe Phegey entered Ganden Monastic University in central Tibet at the age of 12 and studied there until 1959, when he and others from his monastery followed the Dalai Lama into exile. After the Ganden Monastery was re-established in India, he was among the first group of monks selected to take advanced training outside of the monastic university system.
   Geshe Phegey received the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Varanasi University in Northern India, and completed Geshe examinations in 1980 (within the Tibetan monastic system, the Geshe degree is the equivalent of our Doctor of Divinity degree and requires 25 years of intense study and practice.

    Everyone is welcome to attend the teachings or visit the center, and all activities are free. However, donations are welcome. Thubten Rinchen Ling is a self-supporting non-profit religious organization (501-C). Thubten Rinchen Ling meets three times a week for Dharma practice and instruction from Geshe Phegey:

WEDNESDAYS 8:00 - 9:30 PM

SATURDAYS 10:00 - 11:30 AM

SUNDAYS 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thubten Rinchen Ling is located at 10726 Carvel. Going west on Bellaire from I-59, you would turn left on Wilcrest and go a few blocks to Carvel. Turn left onto Carvel. The Center is about half way down the block on your left. Please park down the street in front of the school.

For more information about Thubten Rinchen Ling or its activities you may call 713-495-6556.

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