Please join us Wednesday, July 6 for a celebration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 87th birthday.
7:00 pm, Arizona time, in-person and Zoom
In honor of his Holiness's birthday and the work he does to help the world to be a more responsible, peaceful, and compassionate place, together, we’ll offer the recitation of 1,000 White Tara Mantra and 1,000 Chenrezig mantra.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and the patron saint of Tibet. Tibetans know the Dalai Lama as the embodiment of love, compassion, and wisdom, as well, as the source of their happiness and prosperity, in this and future lives. While the 5th and the 13th Dalai Lamas have been known as the Great Dalai Lamas, the present Dalai Lama has become the greatest Dalai Lama for so many reasons. Most importantly, his tireless contributions to the well-being of humanity and his efforts to save the Tibetan civilization during this most tragic period in the long history of Tibet.
His Holiness was born on July 6, 1935, to a peasant family in Taktser, a hamlet in Amdo, in the Northeastern province of Tibet. He was recognized as the reincarnation of the Great 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso, when he was two years old. After the Communist Chinese military invasion of Tibet in 1949, Tibetans pleaded with him to assume full political power in Tibet when he was just sixteen. While peacefully negotiating with Beijing, he continued his education and earned the highest-level Geshe Degree when he was twenty-three, Since 1959, His Holiness has been living as a refugee in India. Under his dynamic leadership, Tibetan communities, monasteries, nunneries, cultural institutions, schools, Tibetan medical institutes, and hospitals have been established. These institutions are directed toward the preservation and transmission of the Tibetan language, culture, religion, and traditions. He is widely traveled teaching the importance of love, compassion, kindness, peace, patience, forgiveness, insight, inter-religious harmony, understanding, universal responsibility, and nonviolence. He has written many books on secular human values and Buddhist teachings all of which we recommend.
His Holiness has received dozens of honorary doctorates, awards, and prizes from prestigious universities and organizations around the world, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. Despite all these acknowledgments, he sees himself as a "simple Buddhist monk".
We dedicate our collective merit to the flourishing of Dharma, the source of benefits and happiness throughout the universe.
May His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s aspirations be fulfilled.
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