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Prominent Tibetan monk awarded ‘Order of Australia’ medal

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Khensur Geshe Tashi Tsering (photo Festival of Tibet)
Khensur Geshe Tashi Tsering (photo Festival of Tibet)

By Tenzin Dharpo

DHARAMSHALA, June 9: A prominent Tibetan monk residing in Queensland, Australia has been awarded the ‘Order of Australia Medal’ (OAM), a prestigious honor for Australians, for his service to Buddhism and Education.

Khensur Geshe Tashi Tsering, former abbot of Gyumed Monastery and the patron of Tashi Khangmar Samdrub Ling (TKSL), was included in the Queens Birthday Honor List 2020.

Geshe Tashi Tsering is the second Tibetan-origin Australian to be awarded the honor after Mr Namgyel Tsering OAM who received the Order of Australia medal in 2007.

“This list recognises a group of outstanding Australians who have made a contribution to their community, to Australia globally or domestically. Their efforts have been noted by their peers, they’ve been nominated and assessed independently as worthy of recognition,” the Governor-General said in the announcement.




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