The 14th Dalai Lama
Spiritual Leader of the Tibetan People
Who is the Dalai Lama?
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet, belived to be the manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the patron siant of Tibet.
Tenzin Gyasto, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born on July 6th, 1935. He was recognized as a reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyasto, at the age of two.
At the age of six, the Dalia Lama began his monastic education in five major subjects and five minor subjects. The major subjects were logic, Tibetan art and culture, Sanskrit, medicine, and Buddist philosophy. The minor subjects were poetry, music and drama, astrology, composititon and phrasing, and synonyms. He graduated in 1959 at the age of 23 with the equivilant of a doctorate degree in Buddist philosophy.
Life as the Dalai Lama
- Tried for peace with China
- Was forced to exile in India
- Tried to make Tibet a soverign nation
- Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989
- Written over 110 books
- Won over 150 awards
- Began the practice of Buddist monks working with scientists to help people achieve peace of mind
- Influences 8.6 million people via his Twitter profile
The Dalai Lama has been a very effective leader to Tibet. Tibetans follow him unwaveringly. This is because of his fantastic leadership skills. He is extremly commited to his cause and makes it his responsibility to maintain peace for his people. He has the courage to speak his mind, and he has the openmindedness to speak with the leaders of other religions. He is also very likeable to people. All of these qualities combined make the Dalai Lama an excellent leader.