His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, (Gyalwa Tenzin Gyatso)

Born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6 July 1935, in a small village called Taktser in north eastern Tibet... recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. -- The Dalai Lama's biography @tibet.com

Enthronement on February 22, 1940 in Lhasa, Tibet

1954: went to Peking to hold discussions with Chinese Communist leaders. 1956: visited India for 2500 Buddha Jayanti celebrations; held political discussions with Pandit Nehru and Chou En-lai.

1959: left Tibet following the Lhasa Uprising. Made unsuccessful appeals to United Nations on behalf of Tibetan people.

1989: Winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Peace [noble.se]


  • June 1997 - Visit to San Francisco Bay Area
  • April 21 - 24, 1997 - Visit to Washington, D.C

    Books by/about His Holiness the Dalai Lama

    • My Land My People, Memoirs of The Dalai Lama of Tibet, Portola Publ. 1983
    • Freedom in Exile : The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama, Harper San Francisco, 1991 [@amazon ]
    • Kundun : A Biography of the Family of the Dalai Lama, by Mary Craig [@amazon]
    • Seven Years in Tibet, by Heinrich Harrer [@amazon]

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