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14th Dalai Lama


Who is 14th Dalai Lama?

The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest-lived incumbent. Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.

  • also known as Dalai Lama XIV; Lhamo Dondrub; Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso; Tenzin Gyatso; H.H. Tenzin Gyatso; Darai Rama 14-sei; The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet; His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama; 14. Dalai-Lama; His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; 丹增嘉措; བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་; Lhamo Döndrub; Lhamo Thondup; Lhamo Dhondrup; Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho; Dalai Lama; Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho Dalai Lama XIV; The Dalai Lama; Yishin Norbu; Kyabgon; Kundun; Tenzin Gyatso His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama; His Holiness The Dalai Lama; The Lama; Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho Dalai Lama XIV; Lama Dalai; Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
  • born on (80 years ago) in Taktser, child of Choekyong Tsering and Diki Tsering
  • ethnicity: Tibetan people
  • nationality: China, Republic of China
  • religion: Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhism
  • profession: Writer, philosopher, lama, actor
  • written works: "The World of Tibetan Buddhism", "Mind in Comfort and Ease: The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection", "The Compassionate Life", "The Art of Happiness", "A Simple Path", "Freedom in Exile", "The Power of Buddhism", "How to See Yourself as You Really Are", "An Open Heart", "Love, Kindness and Universal Responsibility", "Ancient Wisdom, Modern World", "Opening the Mind and Generating Good Heart", "Essential Teachings", "Creeds of Our Times", "Dialogues on Universal Responsibility and Education", "Transforming the Mind", "Widening the Circle of Love", "The Marriage of East and West", "How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life", "Advice from Buddha Shakyamuni", "Happiness in the Material World", "The Path to Enlightenment", "The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus", "The Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom", "The Many Ways to Nirvana", "Generous wisdom", "Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation", "Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World", "MindScience: An East-West Dialogue", "Sleeping, dreaming, and dying", "The Heart of Compassion: A Practical Approach to a Meaningful Life", "Tibetan Portrait: The Power of Compassion", "Practicing Wisdom: The Perfection of Shantideva's Bodhisattva Way", "Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be", "Opening the Eye of New Awareness", "The Leader's Way", "Living Wisdom with His Holiness the Dalai Lama", "How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships", "The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality", "Healing Anger", "Journey Across Tibet", "Dimensions of spirituality", "The Four Noble Truths", "Answers", "Cuatro Nobles Verdades, Las", "La Visione Interiore", "365 Dalai Lama", "Compasion y no violencia", "La Fuerza del Budismo", "Live in a Better Way"
  • some of the awards:
      • Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership
      • Nobel Peace Prize
      • Four Freedoms Award
      • World Security Annual Peace Award
      • Life Achievement Award
      • International League for Human Rights Award
      • Jaime Brunet Prize for Human Rights
      • Congressional Gold Medal
      • Honorary degree (chemistry and pharmacy at University of Münster)
      • Honorary degree (Southern Cross University)
      • Inaugural Hofstra University Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize (Hofstra University, NYC)
      • Honorary degree (Lehigh University)
      • Honorary degree (Philosophy at London Metropolitan University)
      • Honorary degree (Humane Letter at University of Washington)
      • German Media Prize Berlin
      • Ján Langoš Human Rights Award (Bratislava, Slovakia)
      • Lantos Human Rights Prize
      • Honorary degree (University of Calgary)
      • Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award (Prague)
      • International Freedom Conductor Award (Cincinnati, Ohio)
      • Honorary degree (Laws at Miami University)
      • Honorary degree (Humane Letters at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
      • Honorary degree (Oriental studies at University of Tartu)
      • Honorary degree (University of Arkansas)
      • Honorary degree (Doctor of Humane Letters at Southern Methodist University)
      • Templeton Prize (Religion-related at St Paul's Cathedral)
      • Honorary degree (Humane Letters at University of Maryland, College Park)
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Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife (2011)

by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Tibet (2012)

by John Powers, David Templeman

The 14th Dalai Lama is awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor. China denounces this as “gross interference in China's internal affairs.” 2008 March: The Tibetan Plateau erupts in the largest and most widespread demonstrations in its history. The PRC announces an annual holiday, “Serf Liberation Day.” April–May: China puts down the demonstrations with a massive crackdown: thousands are jailed and dozens executed after sham trials. June: The 14th Dalai Lama ...

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