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Leaving Om: Buddhism’s Lost Lamas

posted on August 9, 2012

At Details, Joseph Hooper profiles three young Tibetan Buddhists who were raised as reincarnated Tibetan leaders before they left the faith. One such Tibetan, Gomo Tulku, who “spent his childhood being groomed to be a high-ranking lama,” has become an aspiring rapper. Hooper writes, “The problem is, these cosmopolitan tulkus, skeptical of the notion that they’re deceased lamas, aren’t sure they want the job.”

Read at Details