Geshe Tenzin Zopa (born 1975) is a Nepalese Tibetan Buddhist monk of the Mahayana tradition. He was born in Nepal, and become a monk at age nine. As a child he studied Tibetan language, English, Nepali, art, lama dance,
ritual, puja, and Buddhist philosophy. In 2007 he completed his studies and graduated as one of the youngest Geshes (equivalent to a PhD or Doctor of Divinity) in Tibetan Buddhism. In his youth he skipped four grades, and the Dalai Lama let him take his final
Buddhist exams four years ahead of schedule.
Geshe Zopa is featured in the 2008 documentary film Unmistaken Child, which follows his search for the reincarnation of his beloved master, Geshe Lama Konchog. He speaks fluent English,
Tibetan, Nepali, and Hindi, and a little Mandarin.
Geshe Zopa visited Wagga for the first time in November 2016. He then came back to Wagga in September 2017 where he was the speaker for an inaugural multi-faith event representing Buddhism.