The Dalai Lama is the head monk of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. The 14th Dalai Lama, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
The Dalai Lama, born Lhamo Dondrub on September 6, 1935, fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule. There, he established a Tibetan government in exile. Since then, he has since traveled the world, advocating for the welfare of Tibetans, but governments and institutions face pressure from the government of the People’s Republic of China not to accept him. Recent DW content on the Dalai Lama and Tibet is collated below.
The 28th of October, the anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia, is usually a non-eventful holiday in the Czech Republic. But this year it's anything but. In fact if you believe some editorials, the anniversary marks the start of a national uprising against the country’s outspoken and increasingly authoritarian president Milos Zeman. So what’s going on?
Terrorism and refugees are our themes today, with reactions to the Paris bombings from France, Germany and Austria, from politicians, refugees and ordinary people, and from the Dalai Lama, whose words breathe peace on troubled waters. A report from the beaches of Greece puts a human face to the refugee crisis, and the story of Jewish refugees from long ago comes full circle in modern-day Spain.
Following the deadly Paris attacks, the Tibetan spiritual leader tells DW that people should not expect God to resolve man-made problems, and that a systematic approach is needed to foster humanistic values.