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The Dalai Lama Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Taktser, Tibet
Birth NameLhamo Dhondrup

Mini Bio (1)

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama (born Lhamo Döndrub, also known by his religious name, Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso), is Tibet's head of state as well as the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was recognized at age 2 as the reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. In November 1950, His Holiness assumed full power of Tibet. He completed his Doctorate of Buddhist Philosophy in 1959, the same year that China attacked Tibet; after which he escaped to Dharamsala, India, where he has since led the Tibetan government in exile. On December 10th, 1989, His Holiness accepted the Nobel Peace Prize "on behalf of the oppressed everywhere and all those who struggle for freedom and work for world peace and the people of Tibet." In his acceptance statement, he declared, "This prize reaffirms our conviction that with truth, courage, and determination as our weapons, Tibet will be liberated. Our struggle must remain nonviolent and free of hatred."

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Trivia (5)

Chosen to be the godfather of Richard Gere's and Carey Lowell's child.
Has a hobby of collecting and repairing watches.
Loves photography and develops his own photographs.
Has lived in Dharamsala, India since the 1959 failed uprising in Tibet.
Born to Choekyong and Diki Tsering, wealthy farmers, he was one of sixteen and the fifth eldest of nine surviving children.

Personal Quotes (9)

I told President Obama the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party are missing a part of the brain - the part that contains common sense.
Censorship is an unrealistic method that actually develops distrust and suspicion. The Chinese judicial system must be lifted up to the international standard of judiciary systems. Then these one billion people can have some kind of protection.
[on his impression of China's President Xi Jinping, 2014] He is courageously tackling corruption, quite effectively. Fearlessly. But real development must take place in rural areas. It is not a solution to build new, big cities.
[on the influence of Facebook and Twitter] It depends on how you use them. If the person, himself or herself, has a certain inner strength, a certain confidence, there is no problem. But if an individual's mind is weak, then there is more confusion. You can't blame technology. It depends on the use of technology.
Some scientists believe climate change is the cause of unprecedented melting of the North Pole, and this effects these very uncertain weather patterns. I think we should listen to those scientists and experts.
Getting older is its own beauty: more experience to share with other people. If you age but then still feel bitter because you are not able to do lots of things you could when you were young, that is silly, unrealistic.
[on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign] I see another Hitler [Adolf Hitler] in the making. If American people vote for Trump, it will be the end of great American civilization.
Europe belongs to the Europeans. Refugees should return to their native Countries and rebuild them.
Buddha himself told us "Do not believe my teaching on faith, but rather through thorough investigation and experiment". So if some teaching goes against reason, we should not accept it.

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