Losang Tsering (David Gonsalez)
Translator, Teacher, and Director
Losang Tsering (David Gonsalez) has been practicing Dharma for over twenty-five years and since that time has devoted the entirety of his life to practice, study, translation, as well as hosting and organizing numerous Dharma teachings and events in the Seattle area. He first began studying with Geshe Khenrab Gajam and traveled to Montreal on several occasions to receive teachings. After Geshe Khenrab’s passing Losang Tsering developed a close relationship with several lamas including Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Ribur Rinpoche. Most notably Tsering invited Gen Lobsang Choephel to Seattle on five occasions at which time he received countless empowerments, oral transmissions, and commentaries. David has also received numerous empowerments and teachings from other great lamas such as Lati Rinpoche, Denma Locho Rinpoche, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche, and many more.
Tsering has devoted a great deal of the last twenty-five years to retreat and has completed forty-three fully qualified retreats including subsequent fire pujas. As the translator for Dechen Ling Press these retreats give Tsering a unique opportunity to approach these translations as not only a translator but an experienced practitioner as well, assuring the translations are accurate and true to the lineage passed down through Tibetan lamas.
Now, after Gen Lobsang Choephel’s continued requests for over a decade, Losang Tsering has begun to accept the commitment to provide teachings at Dechen Ling.