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Geshe Losang Tashi: Drepung and Monlam Chant Master

Geshe Losang Tashi is the Umzey (Principle Chant Master) of Drepung Monastery and of the Monlam Chenmo Prayer Festival. After serving as Drepung Gomang Chant Master for seven years, he was appointed as the Chant Master of whole Drepung Monastery by the Dalai Lama. Geshe la is a master in all the various vocal techniques for a wide range of prayer ceremonies. He says that he had never dreamt of becoming the lead chant master of Drepung and the Monlam festival, and that he experiences immense joy and satisfaction in being able to perform in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.