Orgyen Khamdroling
Buddhist Meditation Center

Dawa Narbu Sherpa

Dawa Narbu Sherpa was ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of ten. Dawa Narbu Sherpa received his education and training in literature, grammar, scriptural interpretation and ritual activity at Namdroling Monastery in Mysoure, India under the guidance of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. There, he learned all of the different skills and talents needed to engage in traditional Vajrayana ritual prayers and ceremonies, such as the manner of chanting and how to play various musical instruments. In 2005, he entered Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, where he completed a nine-year course in Buddhist Philosophy and Practice. In 2013, he received the title of Lopon (the equivalent of a M.A.). While at the Nyingma Institute, he has had various roles such as acting as a disciplinarian for the younger monks and acting as the treasurer for the Institute’s finances. Currently, he teaches courses in Buddhist literature, scripture, history and grammar. While at the Nyingma Institute, he has had various roles, such a three-year tenure as the general secretary of the Institute and as acting as assistant disciplinarian for the younger monks. Currently, he serves as the head disciplinary officer overseeing the monastic scholars and over 3,000 monks.

We are overjoyed to invite Dawa Narbu Sherpa to visit us from India! We have invited Dawa Narbu Sherpa to come to Colorado on an ongoing basis in order to teach students in three aspects of ritual practice: of chanting prayers in Tibetan, playing traditional instruments, and creating traditional butter clay sculpture for our shrine. We have invited him to stay for two months at a time to train our local students intensively and provide unique guidance. We anticipate his arrival in January of 2024.