The Fourteenth Dalai Lama (1935 – present) is the spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the Dalai Lama travels tirelessly around the world, promoting his three main commitments: as a human being, the basic human values of compassion, forgiveness, tolerance and self-discipline, as a religious practitioner, interreligious harmony and understanding, and as a Tibetan, the preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist culture of peace and nonviolence.

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