Chulthim Gurung

Institution: The university of British Columbia
Position: Master's Student
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Role at DRH: Expert
Area of Research: Modern Tibetan Buddhism


Chulthim Gurung (Khenpo Mriti) is a Tibetan Buddhist scholar from Nepal, born in a Tibetan ethnic family. Currently registered as a Master's Student in Asian Studies focused on contemporary Tibetan Buddhism at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Basic Education: In 1981, he entered a Buddhist monastery (Jangchub Choling) and joined the primary school of it until 1992. Higher studies: 1994 to 2000 joined to higher Buddhist studies at Vikrama Shilla Buddhist Institute, a branch institute of Shri Nalanda Institute of Rumtek, Sikkim. The study subject includes Tibetan Grammar, Poetry, History, Epistemology, Pragya Paramita, Abhidharma, Madhyamika and Vinaya (Moral ethics). The institute also teaches Nepali language, English language, and basic Computer knowledge. Graduate on the year 2000 with first Division in Bachelor of Art in Buddhist Studies. And entitled junior Khenpo (teacher). 2003 to 2008 joined at Shridiwakar Buddhist Research Center, Kalimpong West Bangle, India for a research purpose. 2003 Since then has been individually seeking wider Buddhist instructions with experienced scholars such as Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche Prof. Sempa Dorje, Khenpo Chodak Tenphel, Dupon Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and many more. In those years: Besides research in Buddhism, Learned Hindi, Sanskrit, and academic English. JOB Experience: Year 2000 to 2002, appointed Tibetan Grammar and Buddhist Philosophy teacher at Vikrama Shilla Buddhist Institute as Kyorpon (junior teacher) 2003 to 2008 Teacher at Shri Diwakar Institute, Kalimpong. 2004 to 2008. Editor in-charge of Shri Diwakar Publication. Succeeded to published many books. 2004 to 2006, invited at Karmapa International Buddhist Institute(KIBI), New Delhi for Teaching Tibetan language and grammar. 2006 to 2011 teaching Buddhist Philosophy at KIBI to the international students. 2012 to three-year term selected as Gen. Secretary of the Karmapa International Buddhist Society by the Governing Body Members. Since then engaged in various social and Charity works. Note: 1. From 2003 to 2008 travel back and forth between Kalimpong Institute and KIBI due to teaching and publication job. 2. In 2012, teaching tour in Europe visited around 30 Buddhist centers in seven countries by giving teachings on various subjects. 3. Participated in many international Tibetology and educational conferences. 4. Ten years working with Prof. Sempa Dorje as an assistant in writing and translating and interpreting Tibetan Buddhist texts.

Research Interests

  • Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, Language And History.

Database Contributions

Entry name ProgressPublished Date modified
Karma Kagyud or Kamtsang Kagyud July 09, 2019