The 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two the child, who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Compassionate Buddha and patron saint of Tibet. The Buddha Chenrezig who has promised to work for the welfare of all living beings until they have obtained the highest degree of enlightenment.

For more information about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, please visit his official website.

To hear His Holiness' December 1, 2011 speech from New Delhi, India on the Power of Women, click here.

"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life." ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama