Tibet Foundation

Jewel of Tibet: The Dalai Lama

Jul 6, 2006

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A Special Photo Exhibition on the Extraordinary Life and

A Special Photo Exhibition on the Extraordinary Life and Achievements of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet This photo exhibition on Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama coincides with the celebrations for his 71st Birthday. It provides a rare insight into his extraordinary life. In this exhibition, a rare collection of colour and black and white portraits of the Dalai Lama show how the Tibetan Leader reigned in Tibet, before the Chinese invasion, and his new life in exile. He travels frequently around the world propagating the Buddhist teachings and message of peace. His Non-violent approach for the struggle of his country and the freedom of Tibetan people was dully recognised by the international community with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1989. This award brought the Dalai Lama into the forefront of the world arena. For the people of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is regarded both as the saviour of their nation and a leader who has wealth of compassion for all sentient beings. Tenzin Gyatso - The Dalai Lama Lhamo Dhondup - an ordinary boy born on 6th July 1935 in Amdo, north-east Tibet, was recognised as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama at the tender age of two and half. He was enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940. At 16 he assumed both the Spiritual and Temporal leadership of the Tibetan people. The young Dalai Lama received his Buddhist education in Tibet. He was forced to flee into exile in India in 1959, following the failed Tibetan National Uprising in Lhasa on 10th March 1959. In Dharamsala, he set up his temporary Tibetan Government-in-exile which is also known as the Central Tibetan Administration. From this remote hill station of India, the Dalai Lama struggles for the freedom of his people from the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Photos displayed in this exhibition are from the permanent collection of Tibet Foundation and loans from the Office of Tibet, His Holiness's official agency in the UK and Northern Europe.

FREE Admission. Donation Welcome. Opening Days/Hours: Tuesday - Saturday from 12 - 6.30pm


Venue:

Name :
Tibet Foundation Office (Old!)
Address:
2. St. James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB, United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org

Organiser:

Name :
Tibet Foundation
Phone:
020 7930 6001
e-mail:
office@tibet-foundation.org
Web
www.tibet-foundation.org