Ven. Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen was the founder of Thubten Dhargye Ling. He was an authentic and trusted spiritual guide to the many students who came to him for teachings and advice. He passed away February 13, 2009. His students and friends are encouraged to make prayers for his swift return. Geshe'la was a tireless Teacher, Guide, and Activist. At his passing, he demonstrated the signs of being a highly accomplished Buddhist master. Please see his biography and the Winter '08 Newsletter and his funeral ceremony at Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India.