Ven. Doboom Lobsang Tenzin Tulku was born at the place called Sheyul in eastern part of  Tibet to Tashi Paljor and Loyak Dolma on 17th February, 1942. The eldest child of a family of four sons and one daughter, he was recognized as the incarnation of previous Doboom Tulku at the age of three by Ven. Lama Phurchog Jamgon Rinpoche. He was brought to the hermitage in Tehor province, near the Dhargye Monastery in eastern Tibet where previous incarnation lived. At the age of twelve, he  went to Lhasa to enter the Drepung Monastery, the biggest in Tibet. He studied mainly Buddhist Philosophy for six years, until 1959. He fled to India from Tibet during the uprising of 1959 and lived in a transit camp for Lamas at Buxar, West Bengal, India. He continued studies there until 1969. In 1969, he joined the Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath, then under the auspices of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, studied Buddhist philosophy for three years and received Geshe-Acharya degree in 1972.

He was appointed as Librarian at Tibet House, New Delhi in 1972; and worked for one and half years. At the end of 1973, he joined the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, H.P. as Librarian and research assistant, main responsibility was to supervise cataloging and to evolve a proper classification system for Tibetan texts. Also, involved in translation and editing.

Since 1981 to March 2011, he served was the Director of Tibet House, Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi and had consistently worked for promotion of Tibetan cultural heritage to a wide audience through a diverse range of programmes at Tibet House.

In 1996, he was appointed by Dalai Lama as Director of His Foundation for Universal Responsibility established with the Nobel Peace Prize money as its initial corpus fund to work for universal harmony and well-being. In 1997, he joined the Private Office of Dalai Lama as Secretary, dealing mainly with Tibetan correspondence. Worked for about five years, during which time accompanied His Holiness the Dalai Lama on visits to countries like, Japan, USSR, Mongolia, Switzerland, Greece and USA.

On 9th May 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Buddhist Studies by the Mahachulalongkorn Buddhist University (MBU) of Bangkok.

Since 1997 onwards he pursued a project of World Festival of Sacred Music which ushered in the third millennium under the auspices of Tibet House and Foundation for Universal Responsibility. It became a worldwide event with festivals taking place at several venues on the different continents. In October 1999, the first festival took place in Los Angeles, the Global event at Bangalore in April 2000, and it successfully concluded in Berlin in December 2001. As of now, he is engaged in various Inter Cultural and Intra Buddhist dialogue activities at a Global level.

Books authored by Ven. Doboom Tulku are as follows:

  1. The Buddhist Path to Enlightenment; Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy and Practice, 2006 by Lama Doboom Tulku
  2. Words Well Spoken: Maxims of Ocean and Moon, 2013 by Lama Doboom Tulku
  3. Buddist Prayer and Meditation, 2005 compiled by Lama Doboom Tulku
  4. Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate, 2010 by Lama Doboom Tulku and Maya Joshi
  5. Atisha and Buddhism in Tibet, 1983 by Doboom Tulku and Glenn Mullin
  6. Buddhist Translations : Problems and Perspectives, 2006 by Lama Doboom Tulku
  7. Mind Only School and Buddhist Logic: A Collection of Seminar Papers (Dialogue Series, 1) Dec 1990 by Doboom Tulku
  8. Positive Health in Tibetan Medicine, 1991 by Dr. Bhagwan Dash and Doboom Tulku

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