The Dalai Lama

6/02/11- The Dalai Lama is a leader of the ‘Yellow Hat’ branch of Buddhism officials. Naturally the Dalai Lama is also Buddhist. In religion the Dalai Lama is believed by his followers to be a reincarnation or rebirth of a line of Tuluks who are forms of Bodhisattva (Enlightened ones). Note that Dalai Lama is a title and it isn’t only one person but its actually a reincarnation of 14 people. The Dalai Lama now is Tenzin Gyatso, who is in the picture above. He was born in 1935 and he was recognized as the Dalai Lama when he was 15 years old. Just imagine how hectic his life would’ve been at that time. Anyways, the first Dalai Lama was Gendun Drup. He was born in 1391 and he died in 1474. From the 17th century to 1959, the Dalai Lamas were so infuential that they sometimes even directed the Tibetian Government!

The current Dalai Lama indicates that he may be the last Dalai Lama but if that’s not true he said that the next Dalai Lama will be a female that is not from Tibet.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lee
    Feb 06, 2011 @ 16:49:04

    I like this photo of HH, it reminds me of the energy at his teachings. I didn’t know he was planning on coming back female =D


  2. mbfitzmahan
    Feb 07, 2011 @ 04:42:13

    I saw the Dalai Lama when he was last in Tallinn. It was a great honor to see him in person. He spoke in Town Square. He was warm and funny. He has a long association with the Estonian dissidents of the Soviet Union. They associated as members of states occupied by a foreign state. Fortunately for Estonia, she is now independent since 1991. Tibet waits.


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