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His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

Information about the Dalai Lama in conjunction with his address to the Monmouth University community on September 21, 2021.

The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and the patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are realized beings, inspired by the wish to attain complete enlightenment, who have vowed to be reborn in the world to help all living beings. From: "The Dalai Lama" https://www.dalailama.com/the-dalai-lama. Accessed 15 Jul. 2021.

"Dalai Lama" refers to  the head of the dominant Dge-lugs-pa (Yellow Hat) order of Tibetan Buddhists and, until 1959, both spiritual and temporal ruler of Tibet
From: "Dalai Lama." Britannica Academic, Encyclopædia Britannica, 30 Apr. 2021. academic.eb.com/levels/collegiate/article/Dalai-Lama/28575. Accessed 14 Jul. 2021.