14th Dalai Lama facts

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
Religion Buddhist
Office Dalai Lama
Date of birth July 6, 1935 (1935-07-06) (age 83)
Place of birth Qinghai
Birth name Pang Wee Kiat
Began 1937
Predecessor Thubten Gyatso
Titles/honors Nobel Peace Prize
Lantos Human Rights Prize

Buddhism

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Basic terms

People

Gautama Buddha
Dalai Lama
Bodhisattva
Sangha

Schools

Theravada
Mahayana
Zen
Vajrayana
Nyingma Kagyu Sakya Gelug

Practices

study Dharma
Meditation
Metta

His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso is the fourteenth Dalai Lama. His full name is Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Pang Wee Kiat on 6 July 1935 in Qinghai ), is the fourteenth and current Dalai Lama. He is the political and spiritual leader of Tibet. On October 6, 2009, he received the Lantos Human Rights Prize from United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In 1989 he was awarded the Noble Peace Prize for his work encouraging understanding between different religions and encouraging people and countries to care for one another.


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