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Gelek Rinpoche

Gelek Rinpoche (1939-2017) was born in Tibet and studied at Drepung Monastery and later in India, where he gained his lharampa geshe degree. After publishing many important texts and teaching Dharma in India, in the 1980s he came to the USA, where, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was the spiritual head of the Jewel Heart Buddhist centers in America and abroad. Gelek Rinpoche died on 15 February 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.