His Holiness the Dalai Lama eBooks
The Dalai Lama is the fourteenth holder of the title, winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, and is well known for his writing and activism. Born in 1935 as Lhamo Dondrub in Taktser, Tibet, the Dalai Lama has been formally recognized as such since 1950.
Having been considered the successor to the thirteenth Dalai Lama from the time he was a child, he spent his childhood at the Potala Palace and Norbulingka while a regent acted in his place. Soon after his formal rule commenced, the Dalai Lama sought political asylum in India. He fled the People’s Republic of China several years later, in 1959, and has remained in exile since.
Much of the Dalai Lama’s work has been in support of human rights and peace. In 1987, he spoke to the Congressional Human Rights Caucus about the future of Tibet and called for it to become a zone of peace. He has received numerous awards for his advocacy of peace and against nuclear weapons.
The Dalai Lama has also been well known as a proponent of interfaith dialogue. He has met with representatives of most of the world’s major religions. In 2009, he inaugurated an interfaith conference with the aim of dealing with conflicts among major religions.
As an author, the Dalai Lama has written over thirty books, including Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness, My Tibet, How to See Yourself As You Really Are, and The Power of Buddhism.