Yeshe Rabgye

Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Buddhist Monk. Originally from England, he now lives in Northern India.

Yeshe took ordination vows from H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche in Sherabling Monastery, Northern India and has studied with H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama, H.H. The 17th Karmapa, and other Buddhist masters from various traditions.

Although Yeshe learnt from the great Tibetan Buddhist masters in exile, his Western background forced him to question some difficult elements of the teachings, in particular to distinguish those teachings that were essential aspects of the path from those that were mere cultural embellishments.

Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead invites them to examine their own minds and experiences to discover the validity of Gautama Buddha’s teachings. Using everyday examples he has the ability to bring the teachings alive, particularly to a younger audience seeking to make Buddhism relevant in their lives. His approachable manner has attracted many students who appreciate his sense of humour and practical advice.

Yeshe quietly demonstrates Gautama Buddha’s teaching on compassion through the charitable trusts ‘Sangye Menla’ and “Prajna Trust’ that he founded in Chandigarh, Northern India.

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Yeshe Rabgye is a Western Buddhist Monk. Originally from England, he now lives and teaches in Northern India and various countries around the world.


Teacher of Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness