The Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso describes himself as “A simple Buddhist Monk”. However for the past 40 years he has also acted as the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people.
The Dalai Lama has won world wide acclaim andthe Nobel Peace Prize (1989) for his role in promoting a non violentresponse to the problems faced by the Tibetans. Faced with the most trying of circumstances he has sought to apply Buddhist principles of non violence in both action and thought. His writings on these subjects have also become best sellers in the West, helping to spread the Buddhist message around the world.
Books by the Dalai Lama
His Holiness the Dalai Lama- Site of the Tibetan Government in exile
Dalai Lama – Audio interviews at the BBC
The Nobelprize.org – biography
The Dalai Lama Foundation- an international organisation for ethics and peace