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Gomo Tulku - Millenial Buddhist Approach
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Gomo Tulku

Gomo Tulku will challenge our everyday thought-processes that negatively impact us and those around us through subtle, yet consistent, destructive habits.
Particularly this year, he will cover the topic of Judgement.

September 21, from 19:30 - 21:00
We suggest a donation to cover our costs : € 15,-
Students or Stadspas : € 10,- per day


Gomo Tulku. A “Recording-Artist Rinpoche” may seem unlikely, but then you have Gomo Tulku Rinpoche. He created his own sound, one that trades traditional chant for a fusion of contemporary hip-hop and R&B with some slash and pop.

Gomo Tulku’s life in his 23rd incarnation began in Montreal, Canada, on August 8th, 1988. He was recognised at the age of three by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, as the reincarnation of his maternal grandfather, the 22nd Gomo Tulku. Ordained as a monk by the Dalai Lama in 1995 at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, in Pomaia, Italy, Gomo Tulku spent his following 12 years in traditional monastic education at Sera Jey Monastic University, India, where he studied buddhist philosophy and buddhist psychology. In August 2008, he graduated with honours following a ceremony called Rig-Chung, which involved a rigorous scholastic debate in front of thousands of monks.

Like the previous Gomo Tulku, who had the full Gelug lineage, and who was renowned for his expertise in Buddhist philosophy and tantra practice as well as traditional chants and ritual dance, Gomo Tulku discovered his parallel passion in music and dance at a young age. After completing his foundational education in Buddhism, Gomo Tulku left formal monastic life to pursue his musical career in Europe. His debut album was produced in collaboration with internationally reputed producers and musicians, including Deleterio and Jidenna, a compilation of original musical reflections on life and love as a young Tibetan. Highlights in his musical career include coverage by Time magazine, GQ Italia and Details magazine as well as appearances on US National Public Radio (NPR) and Italian television. His single, Photograph, won him recognition as Best Male Artist at the Tibetan Music Awards in 2011.

Gomo Tulku’s conviction about the future of Buddhism is that it must marry traditional teachings with contemporary existence. Today, Gomo Tulku continues to build on enriching his knowledge of being a traditional lama with the experience of living as a contemporary being in modern society. In recent years, Gomo Tulku has been involved in a number of business ventures across a diverse range of industries. Currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he maintains his close connection to his Buddhist heritage through frequent visits to his monastery in India. Gomo Tulku’s future projects include promoting Buddhism through interactive media, environmental preservation in Tibet and music.
Gomo Tulku’s philosophy towards living, learning and teaching Buddhism is one with a strong emphasis on authenticity, relevance and pragmatism – an approach that is evident in the young Rinpoche’s life and career choices so far as he traverses the universes of North America, Europe and Asia.

Gomo Tulku is fluent in Tibetan and English, and conversational in Italian.



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