Date of Birth: 6 July 1935
Name at birth: Lhama Thondup or Lhama Dhondrub
Born to a peasant family in northeastern Tibet, Lhama Dhondrub was soon recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama (Mongolian for “Ocean of Wisdom”). In Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama is believed to be an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion; when the Dalai Lama dies, his soul is believed to pass into the body of an infant. Upon recognition, Lhama Dhondrub was renamed Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, and is referred to as Yeshe Norbu, the Wishfulfilling Gem or Kundun. Trained as a monk, when the Dalai Lama was a teenager he became the head of the Tibetan government in their fight against the occupying forces of the People’s Republic of China. Since 1959 the Dalai Lama has been the leader of the government in exile. His travels in the cause of peace and a free Tibet, and in 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
An IT professional for 17 years, based in the US since the last 12 years. Founded NGO My Himachal and then Himachal Media Pvt. Ltd.. A Himachali forever. Always trying to bring together people whose hearts beat for the state.
Long live Dalai Lama !
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May 22, 2008
Digigraphix Ventura Encino,CA, would like to make a charitable contribution to the victims of the recent cyclone in Burma and to the victims of the recent earthquake in China. Can you refer me to a charitable organization supported by Tibetans?
Please forward relevant information to Digigraphix Ventura Encino (Van Nuys) via founder [email protected], Ventura, California, USA. Paid by the Kelly Stuart Special Needs Trust Fund.