The 14th Dalai Lama

Topics: Tibet, Dalai Lama, 14th Dalai Lama Pages: 3 (885 words) Published: May 1, 2013
Heroes of Other Faiths: The Dalai Lama
What is school? Is it learning knowledge that we’ve already established? Or is it learning new knowledge and looking for new knowledge to learn. I think that school shouldn’t be repeating our own knowledge over and over again, (except for equations, etc…) so that is why I picked the Dalai Lama. I hope that this won’t be just another paper that you have to read and grade and have to deal with, but that you will be able to get something out of this paper and be able to connect with other people by having knowledge about the fourteenth Dalai Lama and maybe a little bit about Buddhism.

There have been fourteen Dalai Lamas so far so I just decided I would give you a description of the current one: Tenzin Gyatso. He is (like all other Dalai Lamas) the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935. He was born in a small settlement in Takster, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. When this child was two, he was named Lhamo Dhondup. He was then recognized as the 13th prior Dalai Lama. They thought he was the reincarnation of Thubten Gyatso. He started his education at the age of six, which is normal for the average western person. He was put into full political power at the age of fifteen. I can’t comprehend this, considering that I’m fifteen. After that, he basically just took care of Tibet in their political struggles and their spiritual struggles as well. He is still living today. His father was Choekyong Tsering, and his mother was Diki Tsering.

The fourteenth Dalai Lama has contributed a lot to Asia and especially Tibet. As I said before he was put into power in 1950, because of China’s threat on Tibet. After that, in 1954, he went to Peking, China, to speak to some of china’s leaders, Mao Tse-Tung, Chou En-Lai, and Deng Xiaoping. In 1959 he was forced into exile in India due to military invasions on Tibet. Since then he has lived in Dharamsala, India, which is at the topmost of India. He has also...
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