The Dalai Lama

Facts about the Dalai Lama

1. The Dalai Lama promotes human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment, and self-discipline.

2. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet.

3. Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, and they are also believed to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva of compassion and the patron saint of Tibet.

4. The Dalai Lama began his monastic education at the age of six.

5. In 1954, the Dalai Lama went to Beijing for peace talks with Mao Zedong.