Geshe Tashi and the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

We are delighted and very proud to announce that Geshe Tashi has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to Buddhism in the UK. Below is an excerpt taken from The Gazette, or Official Public Record:

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned:
B.E.M.
Geshe Tashi TSERING
For services to Buddhism in the UK

The medal was created in 1917 as a way to recognise the contributions made by people in their communities. Geshe la is now entitled to use the initials BEM after his name.

We have copied the full text from The Gazette below:

Published by Authority | Est 1665

Notice details

Type:

State

British Empire Medal

Publication date:

7 June 2019, 22:56

Edition:

The London Gazette

Issue number:

62666

Notice ID:

3295670

Notice code:

1130

British Empire Medal

Civil Division

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

St. James’s Palace, London SW1

8 June 2019

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned:

B.E.M.

Geshe Tashi TSERING

For services to Buddhism in the UK.

5 thoughts on “Geshe Tashi and the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

  1. Sue Godden

    I was so proud to read this amazing news! Very humbled that my Root Teacher is being honoured in this way. As well as a recognition and appreciation of all the work you’ve done in the UK (and across the globe), I think it shows that Buddhism is becoming more and more accepted and mainstream in the West and this is wonderful for all us suffering sentient beings.

    I look forward to seeing how, where and when the medal will be presented.

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