Tenzin Gyatso

Bhikkhu / Lama / Politician | * 07/06/1935 (85) | Taktser, Amdo, Tibet
The 14th Dalai Lama (spiritual name Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, known as Tenzin Gyatso; born Lhamo Dhondup) was born in the Wood-Pig Year, 5th month, 5th day of the Tibetan Calendar, or 6 July 1935. Known as Gyalwa Rinpoche to the Tibetan people, he is the current Dalai Lama, the highest spiritual leader of Tibet and the retired political leader of Tibet. He is considered a living Bodhisattva; specifically, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. He is also the leader of the Gelug school, the newest school of Tibetan Buddhism, formally headed by the Ganden Tripa. The central government of Tibet, the Ganden Phodrang, invested the Dalai Lama with temporal duties until his exile in 1959. On April 29, 1959, the Dalai Lama established the independent Tibetan government in exile, the Central Tibetan Administration, in the north Indian hill station of Mussoorie, which then moved in May 1960 to Dharamsala, where he resides. He retired as political head in 2011 to make way for a democratic government. The 14th Dalai Lama was born in Taktser (Hongya in Chinese), in the east of Qinghai province (Amdo in Tibetan). He was selected as the tulku of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in a public declaration near the town of Bumchen in 1... ()
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Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, is the 14th Dalai Lama, the former head of state and spiritual leader of the people of Tibet. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Comedies

Awards & Nominations for Tenzin Gyatso

Nobel Peace Prize Honorary Canadian Citizenship Ramon Magsaysay Award Erik Bye's Memorial Prize Templeton Prize Four Freedoms Award - Freedom Medal Philadelphia Liberty Medal James Parks Morton Interfaith Award Peace Prize of Hesse Congressional Gold Medal Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize Honorary Citizen of Warsaw Honorary Citizen of Rome Honorary Citizen of Budapest Order of The White Lotus Order of The Tyva Republic Order of The Smile Honorary Doctor of The University of Santiago, Chile Honorary Doctor of The University of Tartu Osgar æresdoktor Ved Tromsø Universitet Honorary Doctor of The Jagiellonian University of Krakow

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Additional Information

Born: Saturday, 07/06 1935 (July) in Taktser (current age: 85 years + 312 days)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: Tibetan (BO), English (EN), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Educated at: University of Melbourne, University of British Columbia
Siblings: Tsering Dolma, Jetsun Pema, Gyalo Thondup, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Lobsang Samten, Ngari Rinpoché
Father: Choekyong Tsering
Mother: Gyalyum Chenmo
Student of: Heinrich Harrer
Other names for Tenzin Gyatso (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Yeshe Norbu"
"Dalai Lama"
"Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso"
"Lhamo Dhondrub"
"14th Dalai Lama"
"Lhamo Thondup"
"His Holiness the Dalai Lama"
Tenzin Gyatso frequently works together with these people:
Anna Wilding (6x, Crew)
Werner Herzog (5x, Crew)
Richard Gere (4x, Actor)
Sharon Stone (3x, Actress)
Roko Belic (3x, Crew)
Emmanuel Itier (3x, Crew)
Dodo Hunziker (3x, Crew)
Richard Davidson (3x, Actor)
Franz Reichle (3x, Crew)
Amanda Estremera (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:164070, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 05/04/2021