Khenpo Thupten Lekshey
Khenpo Thupten Lekshey began his education when he was six years old at the Central School for Tibetans in Mussoorie, India, where he stayed until the fifth standard (fifth grade). He immediately enrolled in Karma Shri Nalanda Institute in 1982, where he studied Buddhist philosophy until 1988. The following year, he entered Sera-Je University in southern India, where he studied for ten years, focusing exclusively on three subjects of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy: Pramanavarttika, Madhyamaka, and Prajnaparamita.
H.E. Gyaltsab Rinpoche and Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche asked Khenpo Thupten Lekshey to return to Nalanda as a teacher in 1999, and since then he has taught Pramanavarttika, Madhyamaka, and Prajnaparamita. In 2002, he was appointed one of two resident khenpos at KSNI. He serves the institute with a sincere wish to benefit its students and programs, and tries to bring an innovative teaching style to his classes.
Most of the faculty members at Karma Shri Nalanda are volunteers or paid by contributors. Members of the assistant teaching staff have either graduated from KSNI, or have received their acharya degrees and are pursuing their studies toward graduation.
Khenpo Gawang - Philosophy master
Khenpo Thupten Lekshey - Debate teacher
Tenzin Namgyal (Reader) - Tibetan language and literature
Awadesh Kumar Divedi - Sanskrit lecturer
Shiva Kumar Thapa - English teacher
Assistant teaching staff