Resident teachers

Geshe Tenzin Loden, the new resident teacher at the Institute, was born in Bylakuppe, in southern India in 1961. He entered Sera Je Monastery at the age of nine and continued his studies until he obtained the title of Geshe in 1994. He then spent six years in strict retreat.


From 2003 to 2006, he occupied the post of chant master (omze), still in Sera Je, which he left at the end of 2007, at the request of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to succeed Geshe Tenzin Dorje.
Geshe Lobsang Tengye was born in 1921 and passed away in 2019. He entered Lhatse Monastery at the age of six.


Following the Chinese invasion and after two years of forced labor , he went into exile in India where he obtained the highest diploma in monastic studies, that of geshe Lharampa.


He was the official representative of His Holiness the Dalaï Lama in Thailand for seven years.


At the request of Lama Yeshe, Geshe Lobsang Tengye accepted to come and teach at Vajra Yogini Institute in 1980. He was our resident teacher until 2003.

Marcel Jolinon has studied the Dharma since 1984. A retired carpenter and teacher, he successfully completed the Péba cycle of programmes at the Institute. He teaches Initiation au bouddhisme and Initiation à la méditation.

Christian Charrier was resident at the Institute from 1981 to 1989. First a translator and then a teacher, he then retired for 3 years. Christian translates from Tibetan the fundamental texts of Buddhism. The Editions Mahayana have published the Sanghata Sutra and the Golden Light Sutra. He currently teaches the Discovering Buddhism program at the Institute. He is also assistant of the PEBA (Basic Program) and the Spiritual Program Coordinator.