The Tibetan Tulkus. An Interview with Ven. Geshe Lhakdor 

Maksymilian Woch


The interview with Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, the director of LTWA (Library of Tibetan Works and Archives) is the result of the fieldwork on tulkus which I have been carrying out since January of 2018 in India. It forms part of a PhD project, focusing on the question of how the institution of tulku (sprul sku), which is one of the main characteristics of  Tibetan Buddhism, is perceived by Tibetans in exile, in the context of the controversy with the double choosing of the Panchen Lamas. In the paper the interview will be presented with the preceding historical and methodological introduction and then summarized in the commentary.

Słowa kluczowe: Tulku, Panchen Lama, culture, politics

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