His holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet speaks at Tashi Pendey Reception at The Tibetan Cultural Conservancy Center Wednesday, April 25th, 2007 at 9AM in Maui Hawaii http://tashipendey.com
“Effort, with vision and patience, determination, a more wholistic view, that certainly we can reduce many crisis, that is my fundamental belief and most important clear vision, here you have to know the reality and in order to do that, wholistic view and then in order to do that development of determination or will power motivation now here compassion. Compassion gives you inner strength also compassion gives you self confidence that is the basis of willpower or determination. So wisdom side and determination these two combine I think many problems can be reduced. That is my fundamental belief.” quote: HH 14 Dalai Lama Maui April 27, 2007
The 14th Dalai Lama (religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) 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. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is also well known for his lifelong advocacy for Tibetans inside and outside Tibet.
The Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Qinghai (known to Tibetans as Amdo), and was selected as the rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama two years later, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. The Gelug school’s government administered an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People’s Republic of China wished to assert central control over it. There is a dispute over whether the respective governments reached an agreement for a joint Chinese-Tibetan administration.
During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he denounced the People’s Republic and established the nongovernmental Central Tibetan Administration. He has since traveled the world, advocating for the welfare of Tibetans, teaching Tibetan Buddhism and talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. Around the world, institutions face pressure from China not to accept him. He has spoken about the environment, economics, women’s rights, non-violence, interfaith dialog, physics, astronomy, reproductive health, and sexuality, along with various Mahayana and Vajrayana topics.