Geshe Thubten Loden

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Geshe Thubten Loden leads the Tibetan Buddhist Society in Australia. Geshe Loden established the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre in Victoria, and has written many books. In 2011, he was named Hume Citizen of the Year.[1][2][3]

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Born in 1924, Geshe Loden became a monk at the age of seven. Completing his study of all divisions of Buddhist philosophy, he was awarded the Geshe Lharampa degree from Sera Monastery in Tibet, and an Acharya degree from Varanasi's Sanskrit university in India. He also gained a Master's qualification in Vajrayana Buddhism after six years' study at Gyudmed Tantric College.[4] Geshe Loden originally came to Australia in 1976 as a Tibetan refugee.[1][2]

Books[change | change source]

Geshe Loden has written many books on Tibetan Buddhism, including:[5]

  • Great Treasury of Mahamudra (2009)
  • Essence of the Path to Enlightenment (1997)
  • Meditations on the Path to Enlightenment (1996)
  • The Fundamental Potential for Enlightenment (1996)
  • Path to Enlightenment in Tibetan Buddhism (1993)

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hume thanks old and young who care for others". Hume Weekly. 01 February, 2011. http://www.humeweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/hume-thanks-old-and-young-who-care-for-others/2063199.aspx.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kelly Sammut (2 February 2011). "Joy for Tibetan Thubten with Australia Day award". Hume Leader. http://hume-leader.whereilive.com.au/news/story/joy-for-tibetan-thubten-with-australia-day-award/.
  3. Foulds, Jessica (01 February, 2011). "Hume thanks old and young". Macedon Ranges Weekly. http://www.macedonrangesweekly.com.au/news/local/news/general/hume-thanks-old-and-young/2062564.aspx.
  4. "Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden". Tibetan Buddhist Society. http://tibetanbuddhistsociety.org/tushita-publications.aspx.
  5. National Library of Australia (2011). "Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden". http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=author:%22Loden%2C%20Geshe%20Acharya%20Thubten%22&iknowwhatimean=1.

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