Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama (dä´lī lä´mə) [Tibetan,=oceanic teacher], title of one of the main leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935–, was installed in 1940. In 1959, following a Tibetan revolt against Chinese rule (see Tibet), he fled into exile. He has traveled widely, pleading the Tibetan cause, and was the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize and the 2012 Templeton Prize. He stepped down as the political leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile in 2011.

See the 14th Dalai Lama's autobiography (1990); studies by P. Iyer (2008) and T. Johnson (2011).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Answers: Discussions with Western Buddhists
Dalai Lama; José Ignacio Cabezón.
Snow Lion Publications, 2001
The Path to Enlightenment
Glenn H. Mullin; Dalai Lama XIV.
Snow Lion Publications, 1995
The Buddhism of Tibet : [four texts /
Jeffrey Hopkins; Jeffrey Hopkins.
Snow Lion Publications, 1987
My Land and My People
Dalai Lama.
McGraw-Hill, 1962
Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brainscience and Buddhism
Zara Houshmand; Robert B. Livingston; B. Alan Wallace; Daila Lama Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho.
Snow Lion Publications, 1999
The New Physics and Cosmology: Dialogues with the Dalai Lama
Arthur Zajonc.
Oxford University Press, 2004
The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace
Jeffrey Hopkins.
Snow Lion Publications, 1988
Philosophers and Religious Leaders
Christian D. Von Dehsen.
Oryx Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso)" begins on p. 47
Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival
John Kenneth Knaus.
Public Affairs, 2000
A Short History of Tibet
H. E. Richardson.
E. P. Dutton, 1962
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "The Religious Kings to the Rule of the Dalai Lamas: 630-1642" and Chap. XV "Tibetans in Exile"
The British Empire & Tibet 1900 - 1922
Wendy Palace.
Routledge, 2004
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Delicate Work: The Dalai Lama, the China Service and East Tibet, 1904-1909"
The Dalai Lama: A Biography
Patricia Cronin Marcello.
Greenwood Press, 2003
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