Remembering Lama Tsongkhapa: A Life Filled with Miracles With Dr. Michael Ium

Remembering Lama Tsongkhapa: A Life Filled with Miracles With Dr. Michael Ium

Zoom Meeting Registration

time 10:00 AM


Lama Yeshe Ling is very pleased to welcome Michael Ium, scholar and practitioner, currently at the University of Toronto to give a talk to our community about Lama Tsongkhapa.

When: Sunday, February 18, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Online only.

Michael wrote this description about the talk that he is planning: ‘I will share some observations from my research into the early history of the Geluk tradition, observations that I hope will be of interest to devotees of the Geluk tradition today. Some anticipated topics include: what did Tsongkhapa look like? What miraculous stories connected to him inspired devotees in the past? Why was Ganden Monastery a major pilgrimage site for Tibetan devotees, even after its destruction during the Cultural Revolution?’

Where: Please register here to watch online on Zoom. (this is a very simple and quick registration process by email),

You can also watch the session live-streamed on Facebook. or YouTube.

Michael was born and raised in Toronto as the child of South Korean immigrants, before going on to complete degrees at the University of Toronto (B.Sc.), Maitripa College (M.A.), and the University of California, Santa Barbara’s Department of Religious Studies (M.A., Ph.D.). As a backpacker going through a quarter-life crisis, his interest in Tibetan Buddhism and the Geluk tradition was sparked by a ten-day “Discovering Buddhism” retreat he found himself performing at Kopan Monastery in 2011. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion and The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies. A historian of religion, his research focuses on the religions of Tibet and South Asia, and in particular, the early history of the Geluk tradition in Tibet.

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