This Happened - March 31: Dalai Lama Flees For His Life
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Who is the 14th Dalai Lama?
The 14th Dalai Lama, also known as Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile. He was born in 1935 in Tibet and became the Dalai Lama at the age of 2.
How did the Dalai Lama travel from Tibet to India?
The Dalai Lama traveled from Tibet to India on foot, along with a small group of his closest advisors and supporters. They crossed the Himalayan Mountains, a treacherous journey that took several weeks. They were eventually able to reach the Indian border, where they were granted political asylum.
How did India react to the 14th Dalai Lama's arrival?
India was initially wary of granting political asylum to the Dalai Lama, as they were concerned about angering the Chinese government. However, they eventually decided to offer him sanctuary, and the Dalai Lama has been living in India ever since. India has also provided support to the Tibetan government-in-exile, which is based in the northern Indian city of Dharamsala.
What has the Dalai Lama been doing since he arrived in India?
Since arriving in India, the Dalai Lama has been a vocal advocate for Tibetan independence and human rights. He has also traveled extensively around the world, promoting peace, compassion, and interfaith dialogue. In addition, he has written numerous books and given countless speeches and interviews, sharing his teachings and insights with people around the world.
What is the current status of Tibet?
Tibet is still under Chinese control, and the Chinese government considers it to be a part of China. However, many Tibetans continue to advocate for independence or greater autonomy, and there are ongoing tensions between the Tibetan people and the Chinese authorities. The Tibetan government-in-exile, led by the Dalai Lama, continues to operate in India, and works to promote the cause of Tibetan independence and human rights.