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Sunday, HHDL XIV 79th Birthday, 10:45AM

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On His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama's 79th birthday we learn of His incredible life and His compassionate efforts to help all sentient beings.

The 14th Dalai Lama is the current Dalai Lama, as well as the longest lived incumbent.

Dalai Lamas are the head monks of the Gelug school, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.


  • Born: July 6, 1935, Taktser, Amdo, Tibet
  • Full name: Lhamo Dondrub
  • Ordained name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso
  • Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Many Honorary degrees
  • Siblings: Jetsun Pema, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Tsering Dolma
  • Parents: Diki Tsering, Choekyong Tsering
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SPIRITUAL: Teaching - Sunday
Sunday, July 6, 2014