HIS HOLINESS, TENZIN GYATSO, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet in 1937 at the age of two and was enthroned in 1940 as its spiritual and temporal leader. In the midst of his religious education, China invaded Tibet in 1950, and since 1959 he has lived in Dharamsala, India, where he leads the Tibetan Government-in-exile. A scholar, a man of peace, and a spokesman for better understanding among people and religions, he has received honorary degrees from Benares Hindu University, India; Carroll College, Waukesha; the University of Oriental Studies, Los Angeles; Seattle University, Seattle; and the University of Paris, Nanterre. Among his awards are the Ramon Magsaysay, Manila, the Philippines; Peace Medal, Asian Buddhist Council for Peace, Ulan Bator, Mongolia; the Lincoln Award, Research Institute of America; the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, the Human Behavioral Foundation, New York City; the bi-annual award of the Foundation for Freedom and Human Rights, Bern, Switzerland; and the Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize, the University of Tubingen, Germany. A few of his many books are My Land and My People; The Opening of the Wisdom Eye; Buddhism of Tibet and the Key to the Middle Way; Union of Emptiness and Place; and Kindness, Clarity and Insight, along with distinguished writings on Buddhist philosophy.
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