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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.

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Who is the dalai lama
Who is the Dalai Lama?

  • Born July 6, 1935-

  • Tenzin Gyatso

  • 14th Reincarnation of the Bodhisattva of


  • Exiled Spiritual leader of Tibet

  • Retired Head of State of Tibet

How was the dalai lama discovered
How was the Dalai Lama “discovered”?

  • 1933, 13th Dalai Lama died.

  • Clues where to search: NE, a monk had a vision in a sacred river and saw the letters A, K, and H as well as a 3-story blue temple and a house with a twisted gutter. This helped them locate the village in Tibet containing these buildings.

  • Little boy identified all objects previously owned by 13th Dalai Lama, repeatingly declaring, “It’s mine.” He addressed all the monks by name (strangers), even pointed to a locked cupboard and said, “There are my teeth!” Inside was a small box containing dentures.

Tibet china story
Tibet/China Story

  • 1949, Communist China invades Tibet forcefully.

  • In 1954, The Dalai Lama visited Beijing for talks with Mao. He was still hopeful for a peaceful solution.

  • China completes invasion of Tibet and still occupies the territory today.

  • 1959, Dalai Lama exiled to India.

Dalai Lama shaking Mao's hand during his visit to China in 1954.

Where is the dalai lama living now
Where is the Dalai Lama Living now?

  • The Dalai Lama lives in Dharamsala, India.

What does the dalai lama stand for what does he speak about
What does the Dalai Lama stand for? What does he speak about?

  • Human rights/values (Compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, happiness, self- discipline).

  • Religious harmony.

  • A freeTibet.