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H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, a Congressional Gold Medal recipient, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.

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His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born in 1935 in the province of Amdo in eastern Tibet. When he was two years old he was recognized as the fourteenth in the line of Dalai Lamas, the spiritual masters who for three centuries had governed the country. After China invaded Tibet, the Dalai Lama took refuge in Northern India, where he has led and inspired the Tibetan community in exile.

Videos & More

Pursuing Happiness with the Dalai Lama from On Being on Vimeo.

October 17, 2010 - Emory University in Atlanta Georgia

Krista Tippett leads this invigorating and unpredictable public conversation on the subject of human happiness, exploring themes of suffering, beauty, and the nature of the body. Along with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, Lord Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of the Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; the Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Bishop Jefferts Schori, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church; and Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr join him on stage in front of 4,000 attendees.