H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso (Tib. ཏ་ལཻ་བླ་མ་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wyl. ta lai bla ma bstan ‘dzin rgya mtsho) (b. 1935) is Tibet's spiritual leader and the seniormost figure in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
His Holiness was born in Amdo, in the north-east of Tibet in 1935. He left Tibet in 1959 following the Chinese invasion which began some years earlier. Since then, His Holiness has resided in Dharamsala, India, the site of the Tibetan government-in-exile. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
- The Dalai Lama is, I believe, nothing less than the face of the Buddha of Compassion turned toward an endangered humanity, the incarnation of Avalokiteshvara not only for Tibet and not only for Buddhists, but for the whole world—in need, as never before, of healing compassion and of his example to total dedication to peace.
- Kyabjé Ling Rinpoche (senior tutor)
- Kyabjé Trijang Rinpoche
- Tadrak Rinpoche
- Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen
- Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche
- legs bshad blo gsar mig 'byed
- ཐུབ་བསྟན་རིས་མེད་རྒྱས་པའི་སྨོན་ལམ་དྲང་སྲོང་བདེན་པའི་དབྱངས་སྙན་, thub bstan ris med rgyas pa'i smon lam drang srong bden pa'i dbyangs snyan
- དཔལ་ནཱ་ལེནདྲའི་པཎ་ཆེན་བཅུ་བདུན་གྱི་གསོལ་འདེབས་དད་གསུམ་གསལ་བྱེད་, dpal nA lendra'i paN chen bcu bdun gyi gsol 'debs dad gsum gsal byed
- ཐུགས་དམ་གནད་བསྐུལ་གདུང་དབྱངས་གསོལ་འདེབས་, thugs dam gnad bskul gdung dbyangs gsol 'debs
- The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara: a Source of all Powerful Attainments — a sadhana which the Fourteenth Dalai Lama composed when he was nineteen years of age and was first printed in Tibet in the Wood-Horse year (1954). Published in Activating Bodhichitta and a Meditation on Compassion by LTWA, ISBN 81-86470-52-2
Visits and Teachings to the Rigpa Sangha
- Pagode de Vincennes, Paris, France, 7th October 1982: Tukdrup Yang Nying Kundü empowerment, the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche by the Fifth Dalai Lama, and teachings on Ground, Path and Fruition
- London, U.K., 7th July 1984, blessing of Takdrol, and teachings on Tsik Sum Né Dek
- San Jose, U.S.A., October 1989 (internal link)
- Lerab Gar, France, September 2000 (internal link)
- Lerab Ling, France, August 2008: rabné ceremony and teachings
- The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, page 105.
- Rigpa Journal, Number Two, September 2000, A Tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- Dalai Lama Incarnation Line
- Prayer for the Long Life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama (four lines)
- Prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
- Prayer to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Lodi Gyari Rinpoche