About Venerable Phuntsok


Venerable Thupten Phuntsok hails from Haiti originally, but was brought up mainly in  New York City. He has been an ordained member of the Gelugpa Sangha (Gelong) since 1993. He is a long-time student of Lobsang Tharchin Khen Rinpoche, who passed in 2004. 

Over the past 15 years, Venerable Phuntsok has studied at Sera Mey Monastery in Mysore, India, and at the Dialectic School in Dharamsala, India. He has taken teachings from many prominent Tibetan Lamas, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, and has participated in Mind and Life Institute conferences held by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Western scientists.

Venerable Phuntsok has taught meditation and other subjects and led retreats at a number of locations over the past 12 years.  His current class schedule can be found here: Teaching Schedule