Tibetan: དགེ་བཤེས Chinese: 格西
Geshe translates to “virtuous friend”.
It is a Tibetan Buddhist academic degree primarily for Gelup monks. The Gelug curriculum lasts between 12 to 40 years. There are four categories, Dorampa, Lingtse, Tsorampa and Lharampa, with Lharampa being the highest. The Ngagrampa Geshe degree is given by Gyume or Gyuto Tantric College.
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