His Holiness the Dalai Lama

20110814_HHDL-Toulouse-17_150x“I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who dislike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness—this is my heartfelt appeal.”

His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on July 6, 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet and was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of His predecessor, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Buddha of Compassion, who chose to take rebirth to serve humanity. Dalai Lama means Ocean of Wisdom; Tibetans normally refer to His Holiness as Yizhin Norbu, the Wish-Fulfilling Gem, or simply Kundun, the Presence.

Two years ago whilst visiting Italy and giving teachings, His Holiness blessed the site of our new monastery.
For more information about His Holiness’ visit, please click here.


If you would like to read more about His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his activities, you can visit the official Dalai Lama website.