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Overview (3)

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Birth NameHerbert Julian Cook III
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Trivia (8)

Is an accomplished digital artist having successful art exhibits in Santa Barbara, Dallas and the DeKooi Gallery in New York City. Before that was a sculptor whose first work was sold to Timothy Leary. Ironically Julian nearly destroyed the art when packaging it and the resulting piece "Modern Baby" turned out much darker much to Timothy's amusement. Other owners of Julian's work include Don Johnson and Ross Perot.
He is a strong advocate of Open Source technology and is a world class Perl/Linux/MySQL an ecommerce developer. He has created applications in use by the US Government including sophisticated geographic mapping routines. Julian's first ecommerce creation was the wildly successful hotels.com.
Is a devout Tibetan Buddhist who regularly studies and treks in Nepal. Upon becoming a Buddhist was given the name Sherap Gyatso by Buddhist Archarya Dr. Jeremy Hayward. Name was later changed to Sherab Gyatso via a letter from the Dalai Lama's office. Sherab Gyatso means Ocean of Wisdom in Tibetan.
For a time was part owner of the legendary radio station WOXY radio in Oxford Ohio whose tag-line, 97X - BAM! The Future of Rock and Roll, was made famous by Dustin Hoffman in the movie Rainman.
Is a childhood friend of actor Joseph Wesley Shofner
Is a senior audio commentator for Travel Radio international (TRI) which syndicates half hour audio travel essays to NPR, CBC, Armed Forces Radio and several international markets. TRI followed Julian's real time journey, Earthkora, and hired him upon his return to the United States after seeing his videos on his website. TRI Audio Journeys are heard by over 12 million people worldwide.
Is an intrepid world traveler having visited 58 countries on 5 continents.
Completed Vajrayana monastic study at the Dalai Lama's personal monastery, the Namgyal Institute of Buddhist Studies in Ithaca, New York. Namgyal is also home to Thubten Thutop and Tenzin Lodoe, both whom were in the movie Kundun.

Personal Quotes (3)

Every advance of mankind invariably gets adapted for military and pornographic uses.
The problem with religion is that most people use it as a label and not as a spiritual practice. Pondering a Creator is largely like being in a burning house and pondering the architect. It's probably not the best use of your time.
It's like rattlesnakes, pornography and irony. You'll know it when you see it.

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