About Lama Tendar
The Spiritual Director of Shantideva Buddhist Foundation

Lama Tendar was born in the Kham district, Eastern Tibet and  became a monk at the age of twelve at Dego Somdupling Monastery in the Mahayana tradition. In Lhasa, Lama Tendar studied at Gyuto Ramoche Monastery for seven years, learning the ancient art of Tibetan tantric chanting, prayer and meditation.

Lama Tendar later attended the Tenzin Gang Gyuto monastery and studied at the Gyuto Tantric University for a further 14 years. It was here that he qualified as a teacher of sacred Buddhist art.

In 2000, Lama Tendar commenced traveling to various European countries as Chant Master with the Gyuto monks. Lama Tendar came to Australia for the first time in 2001, traveling extensively with the Gyuto monks, chanting, making sand mandalas, butter sculptures and teaching deep meditation.

Returning to Australia in 2003, Lama Tendar became an Australian citizen in June 2005 and now resides in Melbourne, teaching meditation, Tibetan language, sacred art and chant at the Medicine Buddha Tantrayana Meditation Centre.

Lama Tendar regularly travels around Australia to teach meditation and healing at various centres and retreats, performing blessings, sacred rituals and Buddhist ceremonies and also participating in community cultural programs.

Known for his Tibetan Buddhist healing qualities, and beautiful harmonic chanting, he has benefited numberless beings in Australia and abroad. Lama Tendar has dedicated his life to serving others and since his arrival in Australia, he has worked tirelessly to achieve his goals. In doing so, he is emulating the “way of a Bodhisattva.”

Lama Tendar had the great honour of being chosen to be the Head Chant Master for His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s teachings in the Blue Mountains in June 2015.

Contact Lama Tendar here for healings, retreats, teachings and meditation events.

Lama Tendar and Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin at the Beach

Lama Tendar and Rinpoche Ngawang Tenzin at the Beach