Monday, July 6, 2009

Venerable David Lungtok

Venerable David Lungtok is an Australian Buddhist monk practising in the Tibetan tradition. Born and raised in Melbourne, he graduated from Monash University Law School in 1978 after which he travelled extensively throughout Asia and India. During this time he developed an appreciation of Eastern philosophy and meditation, an interest which led him to further explore the teachings of the Buddha. After ordaining as a monk in Nepal in 1981 he lived and studied at Nalanda Monastery in France before returning to India in 1986 where for many years he taught Buddhist philosophy and meditation in Dharamsala, Katmandu, New Delhi and Bodhgaya. In 1996 and 1997, Ven. David was the resident teacher at Vajrayana Institute and has recently finished a three-year appointment as Director of Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery near Bendigo in Central Victoria. He currently resides in Sydney where he is pursuing his practice of meditation.
The Mitra Youth Buddhist Network

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