The fourteenth Dalai Lama

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The Dalai Lama was born on 6 July 1935 to a farming family in northeastern Tibet

  • At 2 years old, he was recognised as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso
  • The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion and patron saint of Tibet

He began his monastic education at age 6

  • The major subjects were logic, Tibetan art and culture, Sanskrit, medicine and Buddhist philosophy
  • The minor subjects were poetry, music and drama, astrology, composition and phrasing and synonyms
  • In 1959, at the age of 23, he sat his final examinations; he passed…

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