The Dalai Lama. Who is the Dalai Lama?. Born July 6, 1935- Tenzin Gyatso 14 th Reincarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion Exiled Spiritual leader of Tibet Retired Head of State of Tibet. How was the Dalai Lama “discovered”?. 1933, 13 th Dalai Lama died.
Dalai Lama shaking Mao's hand during his visit to China in 1954.