Conference: Challenging Stereotypes in Buddhism, Delhi (11.02.2019)
Listen to Ven Doboom Tulku who discusses some basic principles of ancient Buddhism, such as dharma, sila, samadhi and prajna, and recalls us the way in which Buddha's teachings were transmitted, in his learned keynote to the conference.
Doboom Tulku was born in the Kham region of Tibet in 1941 and recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Doboom Tulku at the age of two by Phurchog Jampa Rinpoche. At the age of 12, he joined Drepung Monastery in Central Tibet and studied Buddhist Philosophy. He came to India in 1959, and lived in a monastic camp in West Bengal to continue his studies. At the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies then under the auspices of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, he studied Buddhist Philosophy and received Geshe-Archarya degree in 1972. He was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in Buddhist Studies by the Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University of Bangkok in 1999. From 1972 until March 2011, he worked in various academic, cultural and administrative institutions of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He pursued a millennium project of World Festival of Sacred Music which became a worldwide event with festivals at over dozen venues in different continents. To contribute to Human Unity which is His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s dream for this century, Doboom Tulku is currently engaged in inter-religious and cross-cultural activities through art and culture, as the Founder Managing Trustee of World Buddhist Culture Trust. He is author/editor/compiler of books both in English and Tibetan and co-authored several academic works.