July 6, 2023
With kindness that shines like a beacon to the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama celebrates his birthday on July 6th.
Born July 6, 1935 (Wood Pig year, 5th month, 5th day), His Holiness has been recognized with the Nobel Peace Price, Congressional Gold Medal and countless other international honors. Just a quick glance at this short list of awards (below) gives a sense of his vast humanity and love of people.
“Kindness is my religion,” he famously said — and his life continues to exemplify kindness, love (metta), and compassion (karuna)
His kindness is known by many names: Gyalwa Rinpoche, Lhamo Thondup or Dhondup (his birth name), 14th Dalai Lama, Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, Bstan-’dzin-rgya-mtsho, or Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness, or simply the Dalai Lama.
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