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The Mala beads worn by Geshe Lozang Samdup who was born in Nubra Chakrasa, Ladakh in the north of India in the year 1962. He was then called Samdup Wangdue. At the age of 13, he joined the Buddhist Order in Nubra Dekit Monastery under the abbotship of Ven. Lobzang Tsephel, from whom he received his preliminary and novice vows. He was given the novice name Lobzang Samdup. He passed through the monastic trainings, memorizing the scriptures successfully. In the 1980, having joined Drepung Gomang Monastic University, he started his formal studies in Buddhist philosophy under the tutorship of the former abbot of the Monastery, The most Venerable Khensur Lobsang Tenpa. He studied all the five major scriptural texts that the Monastic University offers; Logic and Syllogism, Perfection of Wisdom, the Middle Way view, Abhidharmakosh and Vinaya Ethics. In 1982, during His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Ganden Monastic University, which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, he received his full ordination vows from His Holiness. (Photo by Robert Falcetti). .
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