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Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

His Holiness, the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet, was born Lhamo Dhondrub and renamed Tenzin Gyatso as the 14th Dalai Lama.

Famous Facts

  • In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in representing humanitarian ideals, and has received over 84 other awards, honourary doctorates and prizes. He is the first Nobel Laureate to be recognised for his concern for global environmental problems
  • The Dalai Lama’s figure was sculpted from a sitting in 1993 and he personally unveiled it in Madame Tussauds’ London attraction
  • Born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6th July 1935 in Takster, North-East Tibet

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HHDL making his way around the Mahabodhi Temple (site of the Buddha's enlightenment) on the final day of his visit

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness”

Dalai Lama