14th Dalai Lama

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Template:Infobox religious biography Template:Tibetan Buddhism The 14th Dalai LamaTemplate:Efn, Tenzin Gyatso, is the current holder of the Dalai Lama incarnation lineage.

The 14th Dalai Lama was born in Taktser village, Amdo, Tibet[1] and was selected as the tulku of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1939.[2] His enthronement ceremony as the Dalai Lama was held in Lhasa on 22 February 1940, and he eventually assumed full temporal (political) duties on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15.

The 14th Dalai served as the temporal leader of Tibet until 1959, when he fled to India after a failed uprising against the the Chinese Communist occupation of Tibet. In India, he served as the leader of the Central Tibetan Administration (the government for the Tibetans in exile) from 1960 until 2011, at which time he retired from his leadership role.[3]

The 14th Dalai Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He has traveled the world and has spoken about the welfare of Tibetans, environment, economics, women's rights, non-violence, interfaith dialogue, physics, astronomy, Buddhism and science, cognitive neuroscience, reproductive health, and sexuality, along with various topics of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist teachings. His primary residence is in Dharamsala, India.

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