Kelsang Wangmo

Buddhist Teacher

Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a German-born Buddhist nun, scholar, and teacher. She is the first woman to be awarded a Geshe title, considered equivalent to a Ph.D. in Buddhist philosophy.



Welcome to Geshe[1] Kelsang Wangmo’s Teachings Website.

We are a group of Dharma students who had the good karma of living in Dharamsala for a period of time (some of us still are!) and the great opportunity to have met with some amazing Dharma teachers. Among them is our kind and precious teacher Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, a German-born nun in the Tibetan Buddhism tradition, who attained the Geshe degree (an equivalent to PhD in Buddhist Philosophy, which is given only for monastics) in 2011, after 21 years of intensive studying, 17 years of it in the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics. 

We have been very privileged to attend Geshe Kelsang Wangmo’s Buddhist philosophy classes in English since 2004. These classes follow the curriculum of the IBD (Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala).

We are confident that having access to the recordings of Geshe Kelsang Wangmo’s teachings would greatly benefit many Dharma students who are interested in Buddhist Philosophy. Geshe Kelsang Wangmo is a brilliant teacher, and has the ability to present the most profound, complex and difficult to understand topics in a clear and accessible way.

So with great pleasure, we introduce you to “” website – the archive of Geshe Kelsang Wangmo’s teachings.


We would like to express our deep appreciation and gratitude to:

–   Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, for all her determination and efforts along the years and her dedication to the Dharma and to teaching it in the clearest and most accessible manner;

–   To our friend Felipe, who worked relentlessly to upload all the recordings of Geshe Kelsang Wangmo’s teachings, and created this website single-handedly;

–   And to our Dharma friends from Singapore, Israel, Germany, Italy and other places for their continuing support of this website.

We dedicate the merit accumulated by making this treasure of teachings available, by listening, studying, contemplating and meditating on it – for the enhancement of the understanding of the Buddhist wisdom and for the generation of compassion and Bodhicitta in all our hearts, so we can proceed on the Buddhist path in this life and future lives and eventually attain full awakening for the benefit of all sentient beings.




[1] In Tibetan language female Geshe is referred to as Geshema