The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the 14th successor in a line of tulkus who are incarnations of Avalokitesara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
The 14th Dalai Lama is a light-hearted, pleasant man who has captured the hearts and minds of millions of people all over the world, Buddhist and not.
Tenzin Gyatso came from humble beginnings having been born on a straw mat in a cowshed to a farmer’s family in a very remote region of Tibet.
Six years ago, I had to opportunity of hearing him speak in norther India. The Dalai Lama has a very unique presence to be around.
In 2013, he was polled as being the most popular world leader. He was formally enthroned on November 17th, 1950. His words have captured our attention for decades.
These are some of our favorite Dalai Lama quotes!