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Lama Phurbu Tashi Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual teacher of the Gampopa Center.  At age thirteen, he was recognized as the reincarnation of Tsatsa Khenpo Thubten by Bo Gangkar Monastery. He studied at many different monasteries in Tibet and India with many great spiritual teachers. For ten years, he studied in Rumtek Monastery College in Sikkim, India and completed the traditional three year retreat under the guidance of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche at Bokar Monastery in Mirik, India. Upon completion of the retreat, Bokar Rinpoche appointed him Drupon, or retreat leader. His book on vegetarianism, The Lamp of Scriptures and Reasoning, was praised and recommended by both H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and H.H. the 17th Karmapa. He is also the author of Ancient Wisdom for Modern Society, and Mind & Meditation