In 2017, Geshe Chophel, the spiritual leader of the 2014 Compassion Tour returned to Norman to become a resident teacher. He brought Venerable Padma Dimdul and Venerable Dorjee Tsering with him. Geshe Chophel entered the monastery at the age of seven and has received the highest Geshe degrees, Lharampa and Ngakrampa. He has also achieved the highest training in both sutrayana and tantrayana practice. Geshe Chophel is a senior student of Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., English translator for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He has been a professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Gaden Shartse Monastery since 1995.
Meditation and Mind Training
Geshe Chophel offered weekly classes on cultivating and practicing compassion. His secular approach to this class was of benefit to everyone.
Geshe Chophel, along with Venerable Padma Dimdul and Venerable Dorjee Tsering were available for public talks, lectures, the creation of sand mandalas, personal, business, and house blessings.