Tsepel is a hermit and ordained monk – a yogi who lives in Dharamshala under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Over the past 20 years, he has dedicated his life to meditation and solitary retreat in the foothills of the Himalaya, near Dharamsala. His work focuses on experiential realisation of Indo-Tibetan philosophy as taught in the ancient Nalanda tradition.
Tsepel was born in Basgo, Ladakh, to a family of amchis (doctors of Tibetan medicine). He attended Likir monastery in Ladakh and later Ganden monastery in south India. After studying Buddhist philosophy for 15 years at the Tibetan Buddhist University in south India, he became a hermit.
Hermit Tsepel is an expert on Buddhist holy sites and has wide experience of leading pilgrimages. He is currently researching sites in India and Nepal and is soon to publish his first guide book. An experienced teacher, he has a deep desire to share his spiritual knowledge and its practical applications in daily life. The ultimate goal of his meditation is to achieve nirvana for himself and others, whilst sharing insights into the nature of the mind and how to live a happier life.