Dalai Lama, 14th

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བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་
Wylie bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho
English Phonetics The 14th Dalai Lama
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Birth:   1935/07/06


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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child, then named Lhamo Dhondup, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.

The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realized beings inspired by a wish to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help humanity. (Read more here . . .)

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Promotes how many vehicles?
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Svātantrika (རང་རྒྱུད་) vs Prāsaṅgika (ཐལ་འགྱུར་པ་)
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Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་
Tibetan: བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་
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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (Tibetan: རྗེ་བཙུན་འཇམ་དཔལ་ངག་དབང་བློ་བཟང་ཡེ་ཤེས་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་)
Born Lhamo Döndrub (Tibetan: ལྷ་མོ་དོན་འགྲུབ་; Wylie: lha-mo don-'grub)
Often referred to simply as "His Holiness" (HH), or "His Holiness The Dalai Lama", Tibetans usually call the Dalai Lama by the epithets Gyalwa Rinpoche, meaning "Precious Victor", or Yishin Norbu, meaning "Wish-fulfilling Jewel." "Lama" (meaning "teacher") is a title given to many different ranks of Tibetan Buddhist clergy.
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b. 6 July 1935

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TBRC RID=P1649

Nobel Prize Biography

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Selection:

Freedom in Exile. The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: Harper Collins, 1990. (The fullest account, written in English.)

My Land and My People. Memoirs of the Dalai Lama of Tibet. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1962, Reprinted, New York: Potala Corp., 1983, 1985. (His first account, translated from Tibetan, written with David Howarth, English writer, after escaping to India.)

Ocean of Wisdom. Guidelines for Living. Santa Fe, N.M.: Clear Light Publ., 1989. Reprinted, San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990. (Includes Nobel acceptance speech.)

Writings About Dalai Lama, 14th[edit]

  • Bell, Sir Charles. 1946. Portrait of a Dalai Lama. London, Collins.
  • Gould, B. J. 1941. Report on the Discovery, Recognition and Installation of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. New Delhi.
  • Kun rtse (Kusantse), Bsod nams dbang 'dus (also listed under Khe smad). 1968. [[Lhar bcas 'gro ba'i 'dren mchog gong sa skyabs mgon rgyal dbang sku phreng bcu bzhi pa bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho chen po mchog thog mar rtsad dpyod ngos 'dzin gdan zhu ji ltar zhus skor rang myong ma bcos lhug par bkod pa'i bden gtam rna ba'i bdud. Dharamsala]]. (Account of the search for and selection of the 14th Dalai Lama, by a member of the search party.)
  • A Policy of Kindness. An Anthology of Writings by and about the Dalai Lama. Sidney Piburn, ed., Ithaca, NY Snow Lion Press, 1990. (Includes the official Nobel lecture and the informal lecture.)

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