His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has earned the world's love and respect for his extraordinary dedication to peace, communication and compassion.
Widely recognized as both the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama was born in northeastern Tibet in 1935. In 1950, Tibet was invaded by China, leading to His Holiness’s flight into India in 1959. Since then, His Holiness has resided in Dharamsala, India, the site of the Tibetan government in exile. (Read more about the Dalai Lama's life)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a man of peace. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He has consistently advocated policies of non-violence, even in the face of extreme aggression. He also became the first Nobel Laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental problems.
The very basis of the Dalai Lama's teachings are individual and universal responsibility and embodying what he calls “our common human religion of kindness”. He regularly talks about the importance of human values such as compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline.
The Dalai Lama is a gentle, humble and cheerful man, who insists on the message that intelligence and kindness together can solve any situation.
Using Stillness Buddy will help you to practice, and be reminded of, the Dalai Lama's most important teachings, practices and messages on: Compassion and happiness; developing a sense of contentment; attaining enlightenment; reflecting on the true nature of existence; the futility of negative emotions, and many more.
These selected teachings, practices and messages are contained in the Dalai Lama's module. Once you have installed the application on your computer, you will be able to try this module within Stillness Buddy (as well as any other modules you may be interested in).
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Finally, before you download the application, we assume that you are familiar with the Dalai Lama's teachings. If not, we suggest reading some of his best known books including: "The Compassionate Life”, “The Good Heart”, “Practicing Wisdom”, “Imagine All The People” and “Essence of the Heart Sutra”.
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Tenzin Gyatzo, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the age of two, the child was recognized as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and patron saint of Tibet. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity.
He began his life confined mainly to his spiritual education and was visited only occasionally by family members. Gradually he was exposed to the intricacies and politics of governance. But this traditional preparation of a future leader was cut short when Tibet was invaded by China in 1950. Barely sixteen years of age, he was rushed to take on the temporal role of head of state. Although Chinese troops were already in the country, the Tibetan nation turned to him believing that he would avert the national crisis. But the crisis had already unfolded.
In 1950 His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power after China's invasion of Tibet in 1949. In 1954, he went to Beijing for peace talks with Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders, including Deng Xiaoping and Chou Enlai. But finally, in 1959, with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in Lhasa by Chinese troops, His Holiness was forced to escape into exile. Since then he has been living in Dharamsala, northern India, the seat of the Tibetan political administration in exile.
In recognition of his tireless work for the liberation of Tibet, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
His Holiness has travelled to more than 62 countries spanning 6 continents. During his travels abroad, His Holiness has spoken strongly for better understanding and respect among the different faiths of the world. Towards this end, His Holiness has made numerous appearances in interfaith services, imparting the message of universal responsibility, love, compassion and kindness.
Since 1959 His Holiness has received over 84 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. His Holiness has also authored more than 72 books.
His Holiness describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk.