Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche

Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche  is the reincarnation of Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, a highly accomplished lama born in Tibet in 1914. In 1948, having received his Geshe Lharampa degree, Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche was appointed one of the seven tsenshab, or master debate partners to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Tsenshab Serkong Rinpoche, who passed away in 1983, served His Holiness in this capacity for the rest of his life and imparted to His Holiness many lineages, initiations and oral transmissions.

The FPMT website has inspiring information about Rinpoche's past incarnation, who also had a strong connection with our spiritual guide, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, and early FPMT students, which continues in his new incarnation.

In this incarnation, Rinpoche was born in the Spiti Valley in India in 1984.

The coming season: Transforming the Mind – Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training4 – 6 Jan, 2025


Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul

Geshe Dorji Damdul

Venerable Geshe Dorji Damdul is one of the most popular teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist Nalanda tradition and a distinguished Buddhist scholar whose interest lies in the relation between Buddhism and science, especially in physics. Geshe la is currently the Director of Tibet House, New Delhi, The Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has a Geshe Lharampa degree (equivalent of a PhD) from  Drepung Loseling, in Mundgod, Karnataka, and was an interpreter for His Holiness for five years.

This season: Bodhicitta Retreat – 31 Oct – 9 Nov, 2024


Ondy Willson

Ondy WillsonOndy Willson has been a Dharma practitioner since 1980, living and studying in a Buddhist Centre in Cumbria, UK, for 13 years. In 2001, she facilitated and taught in the Yeshe Buddhist Group. She has served as an FPMT Touring Teacher since 2007, and has taught internationally in Europe, Russia, India and the U.S.

Ondy specialises in making the teachings accessible and relevant to contemporary life and to this end created a Mindfulness Based Mind Training Programme (MBMT). As founder of her Wellseeing Consultancy, Ondy has much experience of delivering training to both the public and private sectors, as well as in Dharma settings.

Initially trained as a Drama specialist, she was a storyteller and secondary school teacher for over 20 years, leaving her career in education as Head of Belief, Philosophy and Ethics. Ondy is also a published author and her new book Spiritual Rebellion: mindfulness with attitude encapsulates Buddhist Psychology in a secular framework.

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This season: Make Your Mind a Garden8 – 18 Jan, 2025; Change Your Mind to Change Your Life22 – 27 Jan, 2025; Finding Happiness (in an Uncertain World) 2 – 7 Feb, 2025



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