Dalai Lama (14th Dalai Lama)

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The 14th Dalai Lama /ˌdæl.aɪˈlɑː.mə/ (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are important monks of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism which is nominally headed by the Ganden Tripas. The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is known for his advocacy for Tibetans worldwide and his lifelong interest in modern science.

The 14th Dalai Lama was born in Taktser village (administratively in Qinghai province, Republic of China), Amdo, Tibet, and was selected as the tulku of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama at a public declaration near the town of Bumchen in 1939. His enthronement ceremony as the Dalai Lama was held in Lhasa on February 22, 1940, and he eventually assumed full temporal (political) power over Tibet on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15, after China's invasion of Tibet. The Gelug school's government administered an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People's Republic of China wished to assert central control over it.

During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he currently lives as a refugee. He has since traveled the world, advocating for the welfare of Tibetans, teaching Tibetan Buddhism, investigating the interface between Buddhism and science and talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. Around the world, institutions face pressure from China not to accept him.

The policy of the Dalai Lama, from his "Strasbourg Statement" made in 1988 until he retired from the Central Tibetan Administration was that he did not seek sovereignty for Tibet, but would accept Tibet as a genuine autonomous region within the People's Republic of China. He has spoken about the environment, economics, women's rights, non-violence, interfaith dialogue, physics, astronomy, Buddhism and science, cognitive neuroscience, reproductive health, and sexuality, along with various Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Life Space Death Toshinori Kondo and Bill Laswell feat. His Holiness the Dalai Lama 1

Album + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 The Essence of Happiness: A Guidebook for Living The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, M.D. 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Compassion Dalai Lama 1
2003 Der Weg zum Glück: Sinn im Leben finden Dalai Lama gelesen von Peter Lieck 1
2004 Das Buch Der Menschlichkeit Dalai Lama 1
2004 The Wisdom Of Forgiveness His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama 1
2005 Die Vier Edlen Wahrheiten Dalai Lama 1
2006 Inneren Frieden finden Dalai Lama 1
2006 How to See Yourself as You Really Are Dalai Lama 1
2008 Die Regeln des Glücks Dalai Lama 1
2010 How to Practice-The Way to a Meaningful Life Dalai Lama & Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D. 1
2011 Glücksregeln für eine verunsicherte Welt Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler gelesen von Hans-Peter Bögel 1
Der Weg zum sinnvollen Leben Dalai Lama 1
Destructive Emotions (with Daniel Goleman) Dalai Lama 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships Dalai Lama & Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D. 2
The Art of Happiness The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler, M.D. 1
The Path to Tranquility Dalai Lama 1

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