Lion’s Roar was co-founded by Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Losang Gyatso in 1992 and officially became a non-profit in 1998. Lama Jinpa received direct lineage transmission from Geshe Gyatso in 1995 and is one of the few Western lamas thus far recognized within the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
We not only are blessed with a Spiritual Director, Lama Yeshe Jinpa but also a full-time resident teacher, Geshe Damchoebaazar Gurjav. Geshe Damchoe is a Mongolian monk that has been teaching at Lion’s Roar since 2008. Additionally Lion’s Roar has a long history of hosting important teachers for public and private teachings.
Our practice lineage is in the tradition of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and of the Gelupa lineage founder, Lama Tsong Khapa. Following His Holiness’s example, we are committed to a traditional Buddhist practice, and we promote His Holiness’s vision of maintaining the lineage while being open and non-sectarian in our outreach and honoring all dharma paths.
As 21st Century Buddhists, we recognize and appreciate the importance of a proper mental outlook in achieving human happiness and overcoming suffering. With that in mind, we promote concepts of compassion, tolerance, contentment, self-discipline, and interdependence.