Dharamshala: Khensur Geshe Tashi Tsering, former abbot of Gyudmey Monastery and now living in Australia was on the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List on Monday, 8 June 2020.
According to the citation on the Governor-General’s website, Geshe Tashi Tsering was honoured with a Medal (OAM) in the general division of the Order of Australia for service to Buddhism, and to education.
Khensur Geshe Tashi Tsering OAM is the second Tibetan after Mr Namgyel Tsering OAM who received the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2007.
The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have demonstrated outstanding service or exceptional achievement.
“This list recognises a group of outstanding Australians who have made a contribution to their community, to Australia globally or domestically. Their efforts have been noted by their peers, they’ve been nominated and assessed independently as worthy of recognition,” the Governor-General said in the announcement.
-Information courtesy of Office of Tibet, Canberra