The Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama

The 14 Dalai Lama was born July 6 1935, in Taktser, Tibet. He was not always known as the Dalai Lama. When he only 2 he was thought to be the reincarnation of the 13 Dalai Lama. He was 1 out of 6 children. Although The Dalai Lama was born to a peasant family he was always treated very well. The Dalai Lama started his education at age 6. he got his degree of Geshe Lharampa at age 25. His holiness passed the examinations at age 24. 35 scholars testedhis knowlage of canon of monastic disipline and the study of metaphysics. Long story short, The Dalai Lama was pretty well educated. The Dalai Lama has won TONS of awards in his day and is still getting more. He has won 6 awards in just this past year. He's won 12 awards in the year 2004 and 10 awards in the year 2009. The Dalai Lama has won 92 awards since the year 2000. Some of the awards he's gotten includes the Nobel Peace Prize, the President's Medal, the Honorary Citizenship Award, and the International Freedom Award.


1935- Born July 61942-Recives vows of Novice Monk1950-Became Head of State1959-Receives Degree of Geshe Lhrampa1987-Delivers historic Five Point Peace Plan for Tibet in Washington, D.C.1989- Wins Nobel Peace Prize2013-Wins Doctor Honoris Causa Award

The Dalai Lama's real name is Tenzin Gyasto.Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom.The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Budhisattva of compassion.Tibetans normally refer to his holiness as Yeshin Norbu, or the Wish-fulfilling Gem.The Dalai Lama wears the same red and yellow robe.

Lasting Impact

The Dalai Lama has won over 90 awards since 2000, but there's one award even greater. He solved war conflicts between 2 countries, he makes insparational speeches everywhere around the world not even asking for a dime, and he makes our world a better place everywhere he goes.


Zalben, Jane Breskin. Paths to Peace:People Who Changed the World. New York,NY: Dutton Children's Books, 2006. Print.

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