He was born in eastern Tibet and is spiritual director for the Tsinta Mani Choling Center in Spokane, Wash. He also teaches Eastern philosophy at Spokane Falls Community College. His training in Buddhism began at a young age in Tibet.
In addition to teaching Buddhist philosophy, he is also dedicated to educating orphans and impoverished children in Tibet.
He helped establish the Joru Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the Sengdruk Taktse School for Tibetan orphans and underprivileged children.
At the school, nearly 300 boys and girls receive year-round education, care and housing. Lama Lakshey served as the vice principal at the school for many years before coming to the U.S. in 2007.
Lama Lakshey’s visit is sponsored by the Center for Tibetan Qigong-Napa Valley, Rabobank, 700 Trancas St., Napa.
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