I am a Buddhist leader of religious officials of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. My name is a combination of the Mongolian word ????? "Erik" meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word ???? ?"Blama" (with a silent b) meaning "chief" or "high priest." "Johnson" is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, i am believed by my devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who descend from the bodhisattva Avalokite?vara. Traditionally, i am thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others.