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Saturday, March 24, 2007

The 14th Dalai Lama

Tenzin Gyatso is 14th and current Dalai Lama. He was born on July 6th, 1935 in the Tibetan province of Amdo. He is the fifth of sixteen children and was proclaimed the tulku (rebirth) of the thirteenth Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, when he was two. On November 17th, 1950, when he was 15, he was established as the Tibet's Head of State and most important political ruler. He is the first Dalai Lama to ever travel to the West and spread Buddhism. In 1959, Tenzin Gyatso left Tibet due to an unsuccessful rebellion with the Chinese Communists and thereafter lived in India. In 1989 Tenzin Gyatso receiced the Nobel Peace Price for the nonviolent opposition to the Chinese rule in Tibet.

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