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Discipline Head and Chant Master of Monastery


Gegu, or the discipline head, is one who is responsible for overall discipline of the monastery. He will be assisted by chapres (discipline assistants) The tenure of the Gegu and the assistants is for one year. After every one year, new Gegu (discipline head) is elected by the monks, whereas the two Chapre (the assistants) are not elected members, but are appointed on a rotation basis from the 16 khangtsens.

Geshe Dakpa Gyatso has taken charge of monastery discipline from 16th day of fifth month of Tibetan calendar (10th July 2017)





Chantmaster of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

With Geshe Sonam Namgyal leaving this post of Chant Master, the monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery congregated at Prayer Hall Temple to elect new Chant Master.  Last evening (26th April, 2014) Geshe Ngawang Lobsang was elected as the new chant master of Drepung Gomang Monastery.

Chant Master (Chenmo la) Geshe Ngawang Lobsang has visited Russia, France under the monastery’s Oversee program to led prayer ceremony with his unique multi-phonic chants/ overtone chants.


Planning Commission

As for the prudent management of the monastic wealth for the welfare of now more than 2000 monk-students, the monastic assembly set up Mayong Zinkyong Lhantsok (Monastic Planning Commission) with 3 executive members and Accountant. The executive members (monks) are elected by the monks during the congregation at prayer hall. The objective of this commission is to see that monastery doesn't face any problem during emergency or when funds dried up and to see that funds are managed properly.

The current members are Geshe Samten Gyatso and Geshe Gelek Choedak who has taken the charge from 1st April, 2016.

Mr. Tenzin Wangyal la has been serving as The Chief Accountant from 2012.



Examination Committee

A separate committee has been put up to supervise the examination that is held every year at the monastery as per the curriculum. They set up the question papers, the examination dates after consultation with H.E. Khen Rinpoche.

Ven. Lobsang dhondup has been assisting them for many years in type setting the question papers in the computers.




Administrative office-chanzoe khang

The head office of the monastic administration is known as Changzoe Khang (Monastic Administrative Office) with directors/administrators, two secretaries (Tib & English Section), one accountant. Except English Secretary and monk drivers, all the staff at the administrative office is of three year terms. The directors, accountant and Tibetan secretary are elected by the monks at the prayer congregation.

There are more than 200 monk staff who are working under the Administrative Office, handicraft-training center, library, medical store, dairy farm, prayer hall temple and school. Most of them are all volunteers and no salary as such is paid to them. They served monastery for many years.

There are also staff who do their duty for three months such as supervisor of the canteen and communal kitchen. Five to ten monks work in the canteen and communal kitchen as helper for a day. The monks are doing every minor to major work themselves. With dire need of funds, this service by the monks saves huge labor expenses.

CURRENT: 15th Administrative staff from 1st april 2017.

Geshe Lobsang Gelek--The Chief administrator (on Chair left)
Geshe Gelek Shakya-- Abbot of Drepung Gomang Nanital temple, (on chair right)
Geshe Kunchok Gyatso--Director-Treasurer/Cashier (third from left)
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin--Director of kitchen (second from right)
Geshe Tashi Gyatso--Director of External affairs(Third from right)
Geshe Lodoe Nyima--Director of Tours/hospitality/Prayer ceremony (first from left)
Geshe Ngawang Jigay--Director of Gomang House, Delhi (fourth from right)
Geshe Dhargyal Phuntsok--Director of Library(first from right)
Geshe Tenpa Norbu--Accountant (fourth from left)
Geshe Jamyang Tendar--Tibetan secretary (second from left)

FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF-14th tenure ends 31st March, 2017.
Above Photo Left to Right: Geshe Kalsang Samdup, Geshe Sangay Gyatso, Geshe Monlam Gyatso, Geshe Kelsang Sherab, Geshe Thupten Nyingje@ Gonbo Dorjay, Geshe Tenpa Phuntsok, Geshe Kunchok Gyatso, Geshe Ngawang Jinpa and Geshe Lobsang Lhundup)

(Mr. Migmar Tsering is the Administration English Secretary with the monastery since 2nd June 1996)



Drepung Gomang Library

Photo: First floor and second floor is Drepung Gomang Library  (RIGHT: Reading hall at Drepung Gomang LIbrary)

: Drepung Gomang Library Staff Picture with Director Geshe Dhargyal Phuntsok 

Lubum Geshe Jigme Tenphel has been elected as the director of Drepung Gomang Library and assisted by Geshe Lubum Phuntsok Dhargye and scores of geshes and monks at Drepung Gomang Library. The term of the director of Drepung Gomang Library is of three year. After every three year, new director is elected by the monks during the election conducted at the congregation.

Drepung Gomang Library has launched their first E-Portal on 'Kunkhyen Sungbum' text. ‘Kunkhyen Sungbum’ texts in book format, i.e., commentaries of great Scholar Kunkhyen Jamyang Sheypa which is one of the main core syllabus of this monastery’s curriculum. This E-portal is free and accessible to everyone who is interested. Please visit website

(kindly note that from May 2014, the post of Director of library will as same as the directors of administrative office (chanzoekhang) as decided at the Grand Meeting of the monastery)

*Computer section

The sacred  texts or the manuscript are typed in the computer by the monks, made in book format or scripture format and published for the students to read and which can be borrow from the library also.








*Editing Section

The scholars and Geshes of the monastery edit the computer printout of the books before giving it to final printing.









The teachings of great learned scholars are recorded in tapes, CDs so that the students can use it for future reference.




Former library incharge, Geshe Tenpa Choklang says that When the monks escaped to India from Tibet, they were able to carry a few texts and books which they stored in a make-shift library at their transit camp in northeast India. After re-establishing in south India, the monastery was able to construct a good library which houses a large collection of Buddhist sacred texts. Geshe la also stressed that our monastery has a large collection of Buddhist texts compared to other monasteries. No other monastery has what we have here at the Drepung Gomang Library. This is a result of the many scholars from this monastery who have written texts, important commentaries, etcs. Our aim is to preserve all these works and make them available to our students.

With a scarcity of funds and other resources, we are not able to print out the many important texts to make them readily available to the students.

For donations on library, you are requested to send checks in favor of Drepung Gomang Education Society.

Memo-library fund.

Our postal address: Drepung Gomang Monastic Admin Office,
Lama camp no. 2,
P.O. Tibetan Colony-581411,
Distt. Uttar Kannada,
Karnataka State.

Email:gomangoffice (at)



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