Kaldan was born in the Kham province of southeastern
Tibet. He studied for 15 years in the Monastic university of
Drepung near Lhasa, Tibet, & received his Geshe Lharampa Degree,
from H.H. the Dalai Lama. Geshe Kaldan escaped Tibet
after the Chinese occupation in 1959 & emigrated to Canada in
1974 under the sponsorship of 4 Canadian families.
Edmonton he taught meditation & Tibetan language at Grant
MacEwan College. In the late 1980's, Geshe Kaldan moved
to Toronto, Ont., where he spent several years teaching Tibetan
& Buddhism at the University of Toronto.
Geshe Kaldan moved back to Edmonton. He was The Resident Teacher of Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for
eight years, & taught 2 meditation sessions per week, as well as
holding personal appointments with students. Geshe Kaldan gave
teachings & retreats throughout the year on the Four Foundation
Practices, Medicine Buddha, White Tara, Chenrezig &
Geshe Kaldan was very loved and respected by his
many students. Geshe Kaldan passed away on February 23, 1998.
He is very much missed.
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