Gelong Loden Nyima

Gelong Loden Nyima has been a Buddhist monk for over fourteen years. His training was at Gampo Abbey (2009 – 2017), the monastery of Trungpa Rinpoche and Pema Chodron, where he completed an advanced cycle of traditional studies called shedra, practiced intensively for many years, and was empowered as a senior teacher. He designed and taught residential trainings for four years. He then lived at Drala Mountain Center in Colorado (2017 – 2023), where he served as Resident Teacher, designing and teaching many programs ranging from open audience meditation, to youth work, to Mahayana Buddhism. He’s been blessed to receive teachings from many masters of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, to have spent over three years in retreat, and to have supported thousands of people in their practice. He is a founding teacher of an ongoing Mahayana sangha called Bodhisattva Circle, and the author of Peace and Freedom, a pithy book on meditation. He now lives in his hometown of San Antonio, TX, where he will be offering events regionally and traveling to teach.

Events with Gelong Loden Nyima

Living Bodhisattvas: Life as a Path of Awakening
July 14 - 27, 2024

We often think of our practice as something that happens on the meditation cushion. From the Mahayana point of view, our whole life is the path of awakening. This perspective is encapsulated in namthar literature, Tibetan stories of “complete liberation” that recount lives of Buddhist practitioners who met challenges and endured adversity, bringing everything onto the path. When we rouse bodhicitta, the aspiration for all beings to be free of suffering, and allow that to guide our life choices, then every step becomes part of the path, and we become living bodhisattvas. In this retreat, we will rouse bodhicitta through…