The Dalai Lama

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Dalai Lama as a child

The Dalai Lama as a child

Dalai Lama

On his 60th birthday

Tibetans believe that the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of previous Dalai Lamas. He was discovered as a toddler in a remote part of Tibet and trained as a monk in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. He was formally made the Dalai Lama when he was 16, after the Chinese invasion. 


Part of the When the Iron Bird Flies: Vanishing Tibet exhibit