German born Tenzin Peljor grew up with with the spiritual experience and practice of the Catholic Church. However, he became disenchanted with the Church and gravitated to communist ideas. He later also found that unconvincing, and investigated Hinduism, Shamanism and Sufism. When he encountered Buddhism in 1996, he trained for four years in the New Kadampa Tradition, but became disillusioned with this school.
He came into contact with Ringu Tulku in 2002, who advised him to request Gelong ordination from HH the Dalai Lama. He ordained at the Namgyal Monastery in 2006. In 2007, Ringu Tulku requested him to became a resident monk at his Berlin Centre. He is currently studying Buddhist philosophy in Italy and serving the Bodhicharya Centre in Berlin. He engages on social activities like chaplaincy work in prisons. He says he is a happy monk and could not even think of not being a Buddhist monk.