Is the Dalai Lama a vegetarian?
- The Dalai Lama used to be a strict vegetarian, but is not a strict vegetarian now. The Dalai Lama was very impressed with an Indian vegetarian in the 1960's, and became vegetarian for about two years. Unfortunately, he contracted hepatitis, and under doctor's suggestions began eating meat again. Tibetan Buddhists are not strict vegetarians, as it is difficult to grow vegetables and grains in the Himalayas. Three major monastaries have become fully vegetarian recently with the help of imported foods. The Dalai Lama wishes to be a full vegetarian, even though he cannot, as he applauds the compassion it shows. He chooses to only eat meat every other day, hoping that by cutting his consumption of meat in half, he will inspire his followers who can become full vegetarians to do so. The Buddha does not require his followers to be strict vegetarians, but he encourages it as a show of compassion for fellow creatures. The reason for allowing it to be a choice rather than a mandate is to allow those who do not have access to sufficient vegetarian nutrition to still be good practicing Buddhists.
Also, there are areas of the world in which the ability to grow enough crops to sustain the population on vegetarian foods alone does not exist. By the way, I've been vegetarian for 25 years and have done extensive fieldwork in Central Asia including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian Buddhist monastaries.
The Dalai Lama was a vegetarian for a time, but he developed jaundice.
It seems that the Dalai lama is a great lover of meat and is not very concerned about the cruelty involved in its production either as he has a particular appreciation for veal. The production of which is to put it bluntly a terrible affront to the animals involved.
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Dalai Lama . His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet. . In Tibetan Buddhism, the successive Dalai Lamas (taa-la'i bla-ma) form a tulku lineage of Gelugpa leaders which trace back to 1391. Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai La…ma to be the present incarnation of Avalokitesvara ("Chenrezig" [spyan ras gzigs] in Tibetan), the bodhisattva of compassion. Between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lama was the head of the Tibetan government, controlling a large portion of the country from the capital Lhasa. The Dalai Lamas never had authority over every region of Tibet nor over the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The current Dalai Lama (the 14th) is a respected Tibetan Buddhist religious leader and figurehead of the International Tibet Independence Movement; in English, he is often granted the style "His Holiness" (or HH) before his title.. The Dalai Lama is often thought to be the head of the Gelug school, but this position officially belongs to the Ganden Tripa (dga' ldan khri pa) (Holder of the Throne of Ganden [dga' ldan], the first monastery established by Tsongkhapa [btsong-ka-pa], founder of the Gelug).. The 5th Dalai Lama, with the support of Gushri Khan, a Mongol ruler of Khï¿½kh Nuur, united Tibet by force. The Dalai Lamas continued to rule in Tibet until the People's Republic of China took direct control of the region in 1959. The 14th Dalai Lama then fled to India and has since maintained a government in exile. See History of Tibet for further information.. "Dalai" means "ocean" in Mongolian, and "Lama" (bla ma) is the Tibetan equivalent of the Sanskrit word "guru", and so may mean "teacher" or "monk." The actual title "Dalai Lama" is best translated as "Ocean of Wisdom"; it was first bestowed by the Mongolian ruler Altan Khan upon Sonam Gyatso, an abbot at the Drepung monastery who was widely considered the most eminent lama of his time. Although Sonam Gyatso became the first lama to hold the title "Dalai Lama", due to the fact that he was the third member of his lineage, he became known as the "3rd Dalai Lama". The previous two titles were conferred posthumously upon his earlier incarnations. The title "Dalai Lama" is presently granted to each of the spiritual leader's sucessive incarnations (for example, The 14th Dalai Lama's next incarnation will hold the title "the 15th Dalai Lama"). Tibetans call the Dalai Lama Gyawa Rinpoche (rgya ba rin po che) meaning "Precious Victor," or Yeshe Norbu (ye shes nor bu) meaning "Wisdom Jewel". The 14th Dali Lama, as well as each of his previous predecessors, are considered to be the incarnations of the Buddha of Compassion.. Upon the death of the Dalai Lama, his monks institute a search for the Lama's reincarnation, or tulku (sprul sku), a small child. Familiarity with the possessions of the previous Dalai Lama is considered the main sign of the reincarnation. The search for the reincarnation typically requires a few years, which results in a gap in the list of the Dalai Lamas. The reincarnation is then brought to Lhasa to be trained by the other Lamas.. Despite its officially secular stance, the government of the People's Republic of China has claimed the power to approve the naming of high reincarnations in Tibet. This decision cites a precedent set by the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, who instituted a system of selecting the Panchen Lama by means of a lottery which utilised a golden urn with names wrapped in barley balls. Recently, this precedent was called upon to name the Panchen Lama, who is empowered to recognize the new Dalai Lama. There is some speculation that with the death of the current Dalai Lama, the PRC will direct the selection of a successor. The current Dalai Lama has repeatedly stated that he will never be reborn inside territory controlled by the People's Republic of China , and has occasionally suggested that he might choose to be the last Dalai Lama by not being reborn at all. However, he has also stated that the purpose of his repeated incarnations is to continue unfinished work and, as such, if the situation in Tibet remains unchanged, it is very likely that he will be reborn to finish his work . Additionally, in the draft constitution of future Tibet, the institution of the Dalai Lama can be revoked at any time by a democratic majority vote of two-thirds of the Assembly. It is also worth mentioning that the 14th Dalai Lama has stated "Personally, I feel the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose.".. Starting with the 5th Dalai Lama, until the 14th Dalai Lama's exile in 1959, the Dalai Lamas resided in Lhasa in the Potala Palace during winter and in the Norbulingka residence during summer. Since 1959, the Dalai Lama has resided in Dharamsala in Northern India, and the Tibetan Government in Exile has its headquarters there.. List of Dalai Lamas. 1. Gedun Drub, (dge 'dun 'grub) 1391-1474. 2. Gendun Gyatso, (dge 'dun rgya mtsho) 1475-1541. 3. Sonam Gyatso, (bsod nams rgya mtsho) 1543-1588. 4. Yonten Gyatso, (yon tan rgya mtsho) 1589-1616. 5. Lobsang Gyatso, (blo bzang rgya mtsho) 1617-1682. 6. Tsangyang Gyatso, (tshang dbyangs rgya mtsho) 1683-1706. 7. Kelzang Gyatso, (bskal bzang rgya mtsho) 1708-1757. 8. Jamphel Gyatso, (byams spel rgya mtsho)1758-1804. 9. Lungtok Gyatso, 1806-1815. 10. Tsultrim Gyatso, (tshul khrim rgya mtsho) 1816-1837. 11. Khendrup Gyatso, 1838-1856. 12. Trinley Gyatso, (sprin las rgya mtsho) 1856-1875. 13. Thubten Gyatso, 1876-1933. 14. Tenzin Gyatso, (bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho) 1935 - present. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is both the head of state and the spiritual leader of Tibet.. The correct spelling of the title of the leader of Tibetan Buddhism is "Dalai Lama." His page is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalai_Lama. a llama Do you mean a Lama? His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, was born Tenzin Gyatso on 6 July 1935. He is the spiritual head of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the secular leader of Tibet. The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader for Buddists and offers advice on life. The current Dalai lama was exiled from his home country Tibet because it was taken over by military from china. ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of the Tibetan, Buddhistreligion. He is believed to be reincarnated to that position ondeath.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is currently seeking refuge in India since escaping the Chinese occupation of Tibet. He lives among other Tibetan refugees in a town called Dharamsala.
The Dali Lama is not found, but born. Much in the same way as aPrince.
The Dalai Lama has long been considered the secular (nonreligious) leader of Tibet although that has recently changed as the Dalai Lama would like the people of Tibet to have a democratically elected leader. The Dalai Lama is also the religious head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism ca…lled the Gelug, or yellow hat Buddhists. ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama is the head of the Tibetan Government in Exile. He is not the head of any of the 4 schools of Tibetan Buddhism. . The Dali Lama is the spiritual head of a sect of buddist, headquarters, tibet, main temple, tibet,
He is the traditional secular ruler and, in the absence of the Panchan Lama, the leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism. His sect regards him as the living incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion. What he did to help the world was that he promoted peace, and gave hope to… the world and the people that lived within it, and as a spiritual leader, he stood up in what he believed in, even when others were promoting violence. He has won the Nobel Prize for Peace nad many other awards. . ( Full Answer )
My Father went to Harvard in the late 1950's. Not sure of the exact dates, and he passed away. He always claimed he was in the same graduating class as the Dalai Lama.
Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo DÃ¶ndrub ) is the 14th Dalai Lama .
The dalai Lama is the reincarnation of the dalai lama before him. When one dalai lama dies they bieleve a new one is born. They send a specific type of people to diffrent house holds in Tibet and test young children. There they do many tests on the child. If the child acts a certain way or says a ce…rtain thing they are to be considered the new dalai lama. However, now that China has taken over tibet, after the next dalai lama dies they will have a hard time finding a new one. ( Full Answer )
His Holiness, the fourteenth Dalai Lama is still alive and well. The previous 13 incarnations are dead.
One does not become the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of his predecessor, and he is discovered in the hills of Tibet through a series of tests. Don't worry if you don't understand, go to a bio in the Dalai Lama or if you want more information, go on Wikipedia!
No. The Dalai Lama is a person who may or may not be enlightened, while all Buddhas are enlightened.
Because the Chinese wanted to takeover Tibet. But he wouldn't let them, so the Chinese took their army and stormed in. The Dalai Llama had always had a suspicion that the Chinese wanted to kill him. So he fled to India, where he know lives.
The first Dalai Lama was Gendun Drubpa (1391 - 1474). He was the son of nomadic tribes people. He became a monk. As he grew older he was widely acknowledged as a scholar and a saint. He was eventually recognized as the reincarnation of Chenresig the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Legend has it that Lham…o La-tso (a guardian of the sacred lake) promised him that the line of Dalai Lamas would represent the Bodhisattva. The first Dalai Lama (and the second one) received the title "Dalai Lama" after their death. The first one to actually carry the title Dalai Lama was the third incarnation SÃ¶nam Gyatso. He was offered the title by the Mongolian king Altan Khan. ( Full Answer )
Back when Tibet came under the rules of the Mongolian Khans, Tibetan Buddhism was the state religion and the Mongolian emperor appointed his favorite (personal) lama as the political leader of Tibet. Until recently, the position held both spiritual and political power. After the death of a high l…ama, a search is often conducted to find the reincarnation. As the current Dalai Lama has described, this process is challenging and often political in nature. He has initiated changes to reduce the politicization of the process. The current Dalai Lama is was born as Lhamo ThÃ¶ndup, but his name was changed upon being recognized as the Dalai Lama. The current Dalai Lama, now commonly known as Tenzin Gyatso, initiated a democratically elected parliament for the Tibetan government in exile and recently separated the political from the spiritual leadership. Today a democratically elected "prime minister" heads the Tibetan Government in Exile. In the future, it is expected that the Dalai Lamas will continue as spiritual leaders of the Tibetan Buddhists. The Dalai Lama is acknowledged to be a reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama and also an emanation of the Buddha of Compassion, AvalokiteÅvara (known as Chenrezig in Tibetan.) Answer: Each Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama. After the death of the Dalai Lama a search is conducted by High Lamas of the Gelugpa Tradition. They use visions, signs, dreams and tradition to guide their search. Once candidates are found they are tested. The successful candidate and his family are taken and trained in Buddhist traditions and knowledge. Answer: The Dalai Lama is not chosen to become what he is, (Like Popeye) he is what he is and has been that for fourteen reincarnations. The position is not an elected or appointed office. In Buddhism an enlightened person can refuse to enter Nirvana, choosing instead to return to the cycle of death and rebirth to help others become enlightened. The current Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama and ultimately the reincarnation or a manifestation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, AvalokiteÅvara. After the death of the existing Dalai Lama the problem is to find where the reincarnation has occurred. This is usually expected to be in Tibet. The search is the responsibility of the High Lamas of the Gelugpa Tradition and the government of Tibet. It can take around two or three years (or more) to identify the new incarnation of the Dalai Lama. The High Lamas conduct several rituals to increase the odds of finding the reincarnation quickly. They look for omens and seek hintsin their dreams. They also devise tests for candidates they feel may be the reincarnation. Familiarity with the possessions of the previous Dalai Lama is considered the main sign of the reincarnation. Having been found, the child is brought to Lhasa (or a similar location) for training in Buddhist thought and knowledge The current Dalai Lama is was born Tenzin Gyasto. ( Full Answer )
HH the 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) is a reincarnation of the Dalai Lama before him. It is believed that when a Dalai Lama or Panchen Lama dies, they can be born again as whoever they please. The High Lamas of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism will search for the new Dalai Lama when the c…urrent one passes away. ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama is not the name of the person. It is like the Pope. The Pope is called the Pope, but it is not his actually name. Anyways, the current Dalai Lama is chosen the Dalai Lama because the Thirteenth Dalai Lama had a spiritual vision that he dreamed of. Those visions gave him and his truste…es clues onto who the next Dalai Lama will be. Eventually, those clues and sights led to the current Dalai Lama when he was a little kid. ( Full Answer )
The 14th Dali Lama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, has alifelong love of science, has met with Popes Paul VI, John Paul II,and Benedict XVI. He has also spoken on a number of social issuesseperate from religion, including the environment, women's issues,physics and sexuality.
At a recent talk the Dalai Lama was asked this very question and he told the audience 'Green'. Now whether or not that was a tongue in cheek answer considering he was wearing a red robe and sitting in a red chair, I leave to you, but as the colour of nature it may well be his favourite. To some exte…nt the Buddhist colours are not necessarily his choice. ( Full Answer )
That is an interesting question since it can be answered in many ways. How much is the Dalai Lama worth to Buddhists around the world? He is priceless since whether you follow his lineage or not, he represents a lot of what is good about Buddhists and being a good person. How much does the Dal…ai Lama own (worth)? Actually very little, as a monk and he own only a few possessions. How much does the Dalai Lama have in resources (Worth)? Because he was the head of the Tibeten government he had the resources (wealth) of the government at his disposal for use. ( Full Answer )
He is the religious head of Tibet. Also, he originally has authority over the country - making him the head of government as well. However, he has resigned from the last title, because he is trying to peacefully negotiate with China.
The Dalai Lama influenced the world because of his Pilgramages throughout the world and spread of multicultralism. he has also made major contributions by using the technology and people having access to his teachings at all times through his scrips he has written as well as his website. the 14th Da…lai Lama has also met up with policial leaders and religious leaders throughout the world focusing more on western society. He also is frequently at world events like the Olympics and the tour de france. ( Full Answer )
The name or title "Dalai Lama" is thought to come from a combination of Mongolian and Tibetan terms. From Mongolian comees "dalai" meaning ocean and from the Tibetan "lama" meaning superior one. There is a common supposition that the title means "Ocean of Wisdom". The Tibetans have other terms for t…he Dalai Lama and the title may be just an anglicized version of one of these. ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama in his books openly said that he doesn't believe in God. Since he is Buddhist this is not a surprise as the Buddha himself saw no need for belief in a deity.
The Dalai Lama is a Buddhist leader. he believes in the philosophy of life set out in Buddhist traditions, specifically the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
There are several things that you could learn both officially andby his good example. A few of these are: . The Dalai Lama is generally regarded as being one of the mostdeveloped of living Buddhist teachers, you could learn Buddhistteachings from him. . By his own admission he has a bad temper bu…t has learned tocontrol it. You could lean by his example that bad habits andemotions are controllable. . In his biography you could learn that as he was essentially a"brat" in his early years (sewing the monks robes together secretlyas they meditated), so you could learn that impish children cangrow into responsible adults. . He was born in abject poverty in a poor country, but rose to aposition of respect and honour including Nobel prizes, so you couldlearn that humble beginnings are no impediment to success andmeaning in your life. . He was chased from is home by a foreign power that attempted todestroy his culture and killed many of his people - but holds nogrudge or hatred for them. From this you could learn how to lead askillful life. ( Full Answer )
Yes, he is the leader of the Gelug (Yellow Hat) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also the secular ruler of Tibet and pro tem spiritual leader of that country while the Panchen Lama is sought out..
"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. " Dalai Lama
No. he is a spiritual leader of Tibet, now in control of China. Also, it's spelt "llama" not "lama".
The current Dalai Lama is a reincarnation of the last, who is areincarnation of the previous, all theway back to the first DalaiLama. The same with the Karmapa. There is an established system forrecognising a sucessor including the instructions left by the lastincarnation about their future rebirt a…nd the ability of theincarnate to recogn ises certain objects used by the previous DalaiLama. ( Full Answer )
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born in Tibet (currently occupied by China) in 1935 and after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959, fled to India for safety along with thousands of Tibetan and has since been residing in India.
Prayer (in the western sense) is a supplication to the deity to seek rewards, change events or ensure a fortuitous outcome. In Buddhism there is no deity, there is no escape from the real world, there is no reason to pray. As a consequence the Dalai Lama does not pray.
HH the Dalai Lamacomes from the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, the system forrecognising reincarnates includes asking a child to identifyobjects they have used in their previous life. Details of thefuture rebirth may also be contained in information left by theprevious Dalai Lama who may have some c…larity about when and wherehe is going to be reborn. Consider also that the interval betweendeath and rebirth may not correspond to a precise number of days.Given that the solar day is not so important in the state betweenlife, death and rebirth. ( Full Answer )
Up until recently the Dalai Lama was both the head of the Tibetan government (he recently retired) and the lineage Master for the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama's homeland is Tibet, but he has since had to flee to India due to personal and political security issues.
I would sya that there are a few different kinds. The First are Tibetans who see him as the leader of their country. Then there are Buddhists of the Gelug branch of Tibetan Buddhists who see him as their Spiritual leader and then there are Buddhists in general who see him as an important spiritual t…eacher. ( Full Answer )
His job is to pray and offer spiritual guidance to the people. Answer: Being Dalai Lama is his job, just like being a pope, priest or similar is a job. THe words "Dalai Lama" are a title, not a name. His work entails: . being the leader of the Tibetan people in exile . the normal duties o…f a Buddhist monk . the activities of a statesman promoting peace in the world . working to free his people from Chinese control . being an author and public speaker . teaching ( Full Answer )
HH The Dalai Lama lives in Dharamsala, which is in Kangra districtin the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also home to a largenumber of Tibetan refugees and the Tibetan government in exile.
HH The Dalai Lama lives in Dharamsala, which is in Kangra districtin the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is also home to a largenumber of Tibetan refugees and the Tibetan government in exile.
The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also the leader of the Tibetan government in exile. Those are his official duties. His unofficial duties is that of a teacher of Buddhism, and that of a person who brings the message of compassion and kindness to all.… . ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama is the secular head of the Tibetan government in exile and the religious leader of the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
There is no explanation in the metaphysical or esoteric sense as to why there is a Dalai Lama. In the worldly sense all organizations need a leader. The Gelug or "Yellow Hat" branch of Tibetan Buddhism is no different. HH Dalai Lama is spiritual head of this sect.
It is a combination of Mongolian (Dalai) and Tibetan (Lama) that mean literally Ocean Guru or Ocean teacher. The title comes from a Mongolian ruler, Altan Khan, after meeting the 2nd Tibetan Buddhist ruler Sonam Gyatso. But the 14th Dalai Lama has indicated that the Khan was not bestowing a title… to Sonam Gyatso, but trying to translate Sonam Gyatso (which means Merit Ocean, which to me sounds a lot like a typical Buddhist Dharma name (a name someone takes when they become a monk or nun)) into Mongolian. BTW the 14th Dalai Lama's name is Tenzin Gyatso (Dharma name) but was born Lhamo Dondrub. Tenzin, means Holder of Buddhist Doctrine. ( Full Answer )
The question requires a personal response, I guess each person can only say for themselves. I'm a Buddhist but not a particular student or follower of HH the Dalai Lama, what has he done for me? Shown me that unrelenting compassion is possible if you choose to live that way - he is a living inspirat…ion. Perhaps you can think about why are you asking the question, he has also had some effect on your life, however great or small. ( Full Answer )
In one sense, the present Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso) has been that since his birth on 6 July 1935. However since the present Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of all previous Dalai Lama, he could be said to have been in that position …since the First Dalai Lama, Gedun Drupa, who was was born in 1391 ( Full Answer )
Tibetan Buddhists believe that any dalai lama is the reincarnationof the previous dalai lama. After the death of one dalai lama,high-ranking monks look for extraordinary children born after thedalai lama's death, with miraculous signs surrounding their birth.Once they have identified a candidate, th…ey present him withpossessions of the previous dalai lama, as well as with decoys. Thechild has to pick the possessions that actually belonged to him ina previous life. The current dalai lama, the 14th, has indicated that he will be thelast dalai lama. ( Full Answer )
The Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Qinghai 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.
Tibet is not at war with China. The Dalai Lama is engaged in a non-violent protest about the Chinese annexation of Tibet. At this time there is no indication that China will withdraw from Tibet.
The Chinese government claims the Dali Lama's homeland of Tibet. Hechose exile rather than live under the rule of the Chinese.