Thursday, October 25, 2007

Who is the Dalai Lama?

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born Lhamo Dhondub to a farming family in a northeastern Tibetan village in 1935. Buddhist officials recognized him as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, when he was two years old. Buddhists believe the successive Dalai Lamas form a lineage back to the 14th century.

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