Geshe Jampa Gyatso (1932-2007) was the resident teacher at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy from 1980 until his death. He was holder of the Lharam Geshe degree from Sera Je Monastery, the Ngagram Geshe degree from Gyu Me Tantric College, and the Acharya degree from the Sanskrit University of Varanasi. He was a classmate and close friend of Lama Thubten Yeshe. Geshe Jampa Gyatso taught many courses in Italy, Spain, and England. He was Abbot of Nalanda Monastery in France, Takden Shedrup Targye Ling Monastery, and Shenphen Samten Ling Nunnery. A formidable scholar, Geshe Jampa Gyatso was highly regarded by his students for his practical advice, warm humor, and boundless concern for their well-being.