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His Holiness the 14th the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, is the head of state and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He was born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6 July 1935, in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. Born to a peasant family, His Holiness was recognized at the age of two, in accordance with Tibetan tradition, as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama, and thus an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion.


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Venerable Lama Thubten Yeshe

Venerable Lama Thubten Yeshe

Venerable Lama Thubten Yeshe was born in Tibet in 1935. At the age of six, he entered Sera Je Monastic University in Tibet where he studied until 1959, when as Lama Yeshe himself has said, "In that year the Chinese kindly told us that it was time to leave Tibet and meet the outside world." Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, together as teacher and disciple since their exile in India, met their first Western students in 1965. By 1971 they settled at Kopan, a small hamlet near Kathmandu in Nepal. In 1974, the Lamas began touring and teaching in the West, which would eventually result in the formation of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. Lama Yeshe died in 1984.


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Venerable Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Venerable Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche

Venerable Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the FPMT was born in 1946 in Thami, in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, not far from the Lawudo cave where his predecessor had meditated for the last 20 years of his life. Lama Zopa Rinpoche is now the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition and oversees all its activities.


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Osel Hita

Osel Hita

Osel Hita, recognized as the incarnation of FPMT’s founder, Lama Thubten Yeshe, was in his early life known as Lama Osel. Today he prefers to be called simply “Osel”. Osel is completing a course of Western studies in Europe.


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