14th Dalai Lama

**Tenzin Gyatzo**

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Tenzin Gyatso

Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.

Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He is also the longest lived Dalai Lama. Tenzin Gyatso is currently 78.

He was born to a farming family. His parents were Diki Tsering and Choekyong Tsering. He had three siblings. There names were Jetsun Pema, Thubten Jigime and Dolma Tsering.

He is known as the man of peace, and he is extremely important because of his constant battle to promote non-violence worldwide. He believes everybody has the ability to be peaceful and show kindness.

Birthday

Saturday, July 6th 1935 at 4am

Takster, China

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Democratic Rights

  • In 1963, Tenzin Gyatso made a draft democratic constitution for Tibet.It was followed by a number of improvements to adjust the Tibetan policy-making set-up. The new democratic constitution was declared as a result of this improvement it was named "The Charter of Tibetans in Exile". The charter allows freedom of speech, belief, assembly and movement. It also provides detailed guidelines on the functioning of the Tibetan Administration with respect to those who live by themselves.

  • Awards and Recognition

    Tenzin Gyatso is known as the man of peace.He has won over 150 awards. In 1989 he won the Nobel Peace Prize.He was the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global and environmental problems.He also won the Templeton Prize.
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    Peace Initiative

    The 14th Dalai Lama stood for many things. Peace was one of them. He wanted Tibetan people to have their fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms respected. He aimed to turn the whole of Tibet into a piece zone. And he aimed to achieve positive relations between the Tibetan and the Chinese people.
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    Taking and leaving political power

  • On November 17, 1950, Tenzin Gyatso properly took political power as the 14th Dalai Lama, becoming both the head of state and head of government for Tibet. When he was fifteen years old.

  • On the 14th of March 2011, Tenzin Gyatso sent a letter to the Tibetan Parlament requesting to resign of his political powers.

  • This announcement would bring an end to the spiritual and political authority of the Dalai Lama.

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on accepting the 2012 Templeton Prize

    What I learned from this project.

    Before I did this project, I had absolutely no background knowledge on the 14th Dalai Lama, or any of the past Dalai Lama's.

    I have learn't that that Tenzin Gyatso is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. He stands for peace, equillity and that violence is the answer to no problem, no matter how big or small.

    Tenzin Gyatso made a constitution that allowed freedom of speech for everybody.

    He thinks and beleives that nobody should be judged, because of their appererence, the language they speak or their beliefs, or for anything.

    I have learn't that just like Nelson Mandella, the 14th Dalai Lama has said many quotes that promote kindness and fulfilling a happy life.

    He has won many awars and prizes, such as the Templeton Prize and the Nobel Peace Prize.

    Over all I have learnt that the 14th Dalai Lama is an extremely inspirational man, and that everybody should have the chance to live a fulfilling and peaceful life just as he is.

    By Jessica O'Donnell 2014 6R