Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats (18th c) © Himalayan Art Collection

Acharya Tenzing Wangpo

Born in 1990 to a Buddhist family in India, Tenzing Wangpo was enrolled in a monastery when he was seven years old. He learned rituals and Dharma texts of traditional Tibetan Buddhism. When he was twelve years old, he joined the Diwakar Buddhist Academy in Kalimpong, where he studied Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and literature, as well as English and Hindi languages, for eight years. Since he graduated as Acharya, highly learned scholar in Buddhist studies, he has been giving teachings in India, Europe, and the United States.