Sungrab Woeser

It is not my specific intention to spread the word of Buddhism. Nevertheless, I feel it as my obligation and duty to pass on the teachings of Buddha to those who have a special connection with the Buddhist tradition.

Whether you call it Dharma or not, I consider it essential in life to be a good person, with beneficial thoughts, acting positively and being a source of wellbeing for all living beings.

Sometimes I feel like it is not helpful to use the name of a religion – or in this case, Buddhism. This might give the impression that it is something separate and exclusive. While it is more important that we respect and value each other, by recognizing the importance of others.

In this sense, the Buddhist doctrine and practice can contribute to a good cause, that interests many people. Without having to be Buddhist in particular.

Biography of Sungrab Woeser – Leen van der Meij


Dharma student of venerable Lama Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa

1993 – 2010

Student, secretary and education leader in buddhist Centre Sakya Thegchen Ling, The Hague, The Netherlands.. Under guidance of khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa.

2002, 2008, 2012 en 2016

Full Lam Dre Cycle by H.H. Sakya Trizin, in France, England, and Germany.

Study of several Dharmatexts, with HH Dalai Lama in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

1998 – 2010

Founder and chairman of the ‘National Platform Buddhism and Dying’.

December 2009

Ordination in novice monk, delivered by Venerable khenpo Dakpo Woeser, Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, France.


Emigration to Austria.

Buddhist Centre

2006 – 2009 en 2014

Study of buddhist Philosophy. At International Buddhist Academy (IBA), Kathmandu, Nepal.

2016 Retreat at IBA in Samatha- and Metta meditation, under guidance of venerable Dhammadipa

Juli 2017

Emigration back to the Netherlands

2004 en 2014

Pilgrimage to Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Rajgir, Kushinagara, in India. with respectively Acharya Lekshey and Lama Geshe Tenzin