Geshe Dhonam is a New Zealand citizen who resides in Auckland. He studied and passed all his exams to become a Buddhist Monk
Immediately after the exams, he was asked by the monastery to go to Buryatia, one of the newly established Russian states, to teach. Geshe-la was a resident teacher at a Buddhist Institute in Buryatia for eight years before returning to Drepung where he was then requested to come and teach the
Dharma in New Zealand.
He currently teaches in Auckland, Hamilton and here at Trashi Ge Phel Ling, Wellington.