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The Dalai Lama

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   The Dalai Lama is a Buddhist leader of religious officials of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. The name is a combination of the Mongolian word dalai meaning "Ocean" and the Tibetan word meaning "chief" or "high priest." "Lama" is a general term referring to Tibetan Buddhist teachers. In religious terms, the Dalai Lama is believed by his devotees to be the rebirth of a long line of tulkus who are considered to be manifestations of the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokiteśvara. Traditionally, the Dalai Lama is thought of as the latest reincarnation of a series of spiritual leaders who have chosen to be reborn in order to enlighten others. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the director of the Gelug School, but this position belongs officially to the Ganden Tripa, which is a temporary position appointed by the Dalai Lama who, in practice, exerts much influence. For certain periods of time between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lamas sometimes directed the Tibetan government, which administered portions of Tibet from Lhasa. The 14th Dalai Lama remained the head of state for the Central Tibetan Administration ("Tibetan government in exile") until his retirement on March 14, 2011. He has indicated that the institution of the Dalai Lama may be abolished in the future, and also that the next Dalai Lama may be found outside Tibet and may be female Description above from the Wikipedia article The Dalai Lama , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 6, 1935 In Taktser, Tibet
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In the movie Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me 2013-11-23
Known For
Poster of Souls of Zen: Ancestors and Agency in Contemporary Japanese Temple Buddhism
Poster of Happy
Poster of Tibetan Refugee
Poster of Walking After Midnight
Movie Nelson Mandela: The Myth and Me 2013-11-23
Movie Souls of Zen: Ancestors and Agency in Contemporary Japanese Temple Buddhism Himself 2012-06-01
Movie Nicky's Family Himself 2011-02-03
Movie Happy himself 2011-04-09
Movie The Buddha Himself (as His Holiness The Dalai Lama) 2010-04-17
Movie When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun 2010-06-22
Movie Discover The Gift Himself 2010-11-12
Movie The Invocation 2010-09-01
Movie Happiness Is Himself 2009-07-30
Movie The Dalai Lama: Peace and Prosperity Himself 2008-04-01
Movie 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Himself 2006-05-01
Movie Tibetan Refugee Himself 2004-03-30
Movie What Remains of Us Himself 2004-04-27
Movie The Ring of the Buddha Himself 2003-01-30
Movie Wheel of Time Himself 2003-10-30
Movie In Search of Kundun with Martin Scorsese 1998-10-07
Movie The Knowledge of Healing Himself 1997-05-22
Movie Spirit of Tibet: Journey to Enlightenment, the Life and World of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche 1995-07-09
Movie Walking After Midnight 1988-01-01
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