Dalai Lama

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སྐུ་ཕྲེང༌། - Successive Incarnations of Gyalwang Rinpoche; Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso.jpg

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6 July 1935, in a small village called Taktser in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama, and thus an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion.

Source: Official website of the Tibetan Government-in-exile

Primary Teachers

  • Senior Tutor to His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and Ninety-seventh Throneholder of Je Tzongkhapa, Yongdzin Ling Dorjechang, Jetzun Thubten Lungtog Namgyal Trinley Palzangpo.
  • Junior Tutor and philosophical assistant, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (for more than forty years).

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