Ven. Losang Gendun
Main teacher in Amsterdam
Buddhist teacher Ven. Losang Gendun is a Dutch monk.
He previously worked in IT, refugee organisations and commercial management, but after practicing mainly Theravada Buddhism for twenty years, in 2005, he became a monk in the Tibetan tradition.
At Nalanda monastery in France, he studied Buddhist philosophy for eight years, and practised under the guidance of several teachers, such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, Geshe Losang Jamphal, Jangste Chöje Rinpoche en Lama Zopa Rinpoche. In total, Ven. Gendun spent over three year in retreat, and he specialises in Lam Rim and Vipassana-shamatha meditation as taught in the Theravada Forest Tradition.
Ven. Losang Gendun teaches since many years in the Netherlands, France, Monaco and the US. He is active in the area of interreligious communication, and has a close relationship with a.o. a Benedict monastery, the International Soufie Alawiyya organisation, Scouts Muselmans and the Universal Sufi Council. In his rare free time, he is exploring the relatively new area of 'fusion philosophy', which attempts to create a dialogue between Buddhist and Western pilosophy.
Since 2018, he is the resident teacher in Amsterdam.