losang monlam.


As an artist, losang monlam expresses in his work and personal life the qualities and principles most important to him - loving kindness, compassion and wisdom. 

In 1992 it was as an artist he presented himself to the Dalai Lama and began a journey of spiritual exploration. 

Having experimented with video installations in the Bay Area during the 80’s and 90’s, it was 1998, when as a visual artist and sculptor, he founded the Tsa Tsa Studio, Center for Tibetan Sacred Art. He created walls of Buddha images (400,000 Buddha images was given to him as a practice) and other commissioned installations.

He was ordinated a monk in 2000 as losang monlam by Choden Rinpoche in California, later taking full ordination with His Holiness the Dalai Lama practicing under the guidance of Geshe Ngawang Dakpa.

Since 2010, having resigned as an ordained monk of the Tibetan Buddhist monastic tradition and whether as an owner-proprietor of a San Francisco guest house, or in his ongoing role as business manager for Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (W.O.M.A.N., Inc.), making art and building community are cornerstones of his daily engagement in the world. 

His studio is located in Hunters Point, San Francisco and is part of Shipyard Artists, a San Francisco Arts Community.