After recently completing his studies, His Holiness the Dalai Lama advised Tulku-la to come to the UK to study English. His previous incarnation inspired many students still affiliated with Jamyang London Buddhist Centre. They rejoiced when Tulku-La arrived in the UK in October 2019 to begin his studies at Leeds English Language School. Unfortunately, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic meant the school had to close a few weeks later.
Tulku-La then moved to Land of Joy FPMT retreat centre in the north of England where he could continue his English studies in safety whilst waiting to see how the pandemic progressed. He was of great benefit during his stay there, becoming a much loved part of the community.
More recently he also enjoyed a two week stay here at Braeview Cottage in Shetland. Paula shared: ‘During his recent visit to Shetland, Tulku-la lived in the gompa where he meditated every morning. With his friendly, open-hearted character, he became an instant friend. And yet, when he led a puja, his profound spiritual power manifested out of the humble and sweet countenance.
We gathered together with 4 former students of Geshe Wangchen to comemorate the anniversary of Geshe-la’s passing. While everyone shared stories about experiences with Geshe Wangchen, Geshe-la’s presence and unique teaching abilities came back to life. Tulku-la’s great love and appreciation for his teacher was wonderfully up-lifting. We also watched the very inspiring video of Geshe Wangchen: ‘Spiritual Life in a Material World’ which you can view by clicking here. Tulku-la also enjoyed walking in the beauty of Shetland and seeing all the abundant wildlife.