Kumbum Monastery

The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, which are the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron of Tibet. Bodhisattvas have been enlightened and have postponed their nirvana for rebirth so they can serve humanity. The current Dalai Lama, whose name at the time was Lhamo Dhondup (Wish-Fulling Godess), was recognized at two years old to be the reincarnated Thubten Gyatso who was the 13th Dalai Lama. Now seventy seven he is the oldest lived. The Dalai Lamas nam