24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
A Trip to the City
The inner world of Lama Sonam Tsering
As a child, Sonam Tsering was chosen as the reincarnation of a Tibetan spiritual teacher and spent fourteen years preparing for the life of a monk at a Buddhist monastery in northern India. But then he decided to leave the monastery, and today he runs a pop-up Tibetan café in Prague. Join him as he talks about his travels, his experiences, and the people who inspire him.
As a little boy, he was recognized by the Dalai Lama as a reincarnation of a prominent Tibetan teacher. He started the path of Buddhist education in the tradition monastery in Dehradun. He left the monastery when he was nineteen to put his knowledge of Buddhism into practice in everyday life. He has lived in the Czech Republic since 2002. In February 2019 he founded a pop-up project called Café Tibet, which offers Tibetan food and is also the venue for lectures on Tibetan culture.