Osel Hita and Gomo Tulku in Stockholm
September 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are excited about Lama Osel Hita and Gomo Tulku’s first visit to Stockholm!
On this day Osel Hita and Gomo Tulku will give public talks about spirituality, modernity, and shared humanity, followed by a panel discussion moderated by our director Martin Ström!
About Osel Hita:
In 1986, when Ösel was just over one year old, His Holiness the Dalai Lama confirmed Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s observations that Ösel, son of Lama Yeshe’s students, María Torres and Francisco Hita, was the unmistaken reincarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Yeshe. Ösel was enthroned in March 1987 at Tushita Retreat Center in Dharamsala, India. In 1991, at the age of seven, Ösel began his monastic education at Sera Je Monastery in southern India where he simultaneously received private tutoring in Western subjects. He continued his studies there until 2003, when he relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, to engage in traditional Western education. From 2004 to 2010, Ösel pursued many creative interests while living around Europe, including a Master’s Degree in documentary film-making and completing two cooking courses. Additionally, he blossomed as a musician during this time. In 2017 Ösel toured European FPMT centers, giving talks to hundreds of eager students. On September 15, Ösel and his partner, Indila Dora welcomed their son Tenzin Norbu into the world. More about Osel Hita
About Gomo Tulku:
Gomo Tulku was born in Montreal, Canada in 1988. He was recognized 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 a traditional monastic education at Sera Jey Monastic University, India. There, he studied Buddhist philosophy and psychology. In August 2008, he graduated with honors following a ceremony called Rig-Chung, which involved a rigorous scholastic debate in front of thousands of monks. After completing his foundational education in Buddhism, Gomo Tulku left formal monastic life to pursue a musical career in Europe. in 2011 his single, Photograph, won him the Best Male Artist award at the Tibetan Music Awards. Today Gomo Tulku’s projects include promoting Buddhism through interactive media, charity work in Tibet towards environmental preservation as well as education, institution development, and creating more music.