Geshe Tenley is the Resident Teacher at Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies in Boston. He was born in the Kham region of Tibet and attended Sera Jey Monastic University in India. He received his geshe degree (equivalent to a Western doctorate) from Sera Jey in 2008. He is very approachable and personable, and people often comment on his kindness and warm-heartedness.

In addition to teaching classes and leading pujas several times a week at Kurukulla Center, Geshe-la is involved in an amazing array of activities to bring benefit to people in the Boston area, including teachings and pujas for the local Tibetan community, interfaith celebrations with religious leaders of other faith traditions, events at other local Buddhist organizations, and serving as a chaplain for Boston-area hospitals.