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Dalai Lama is the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism and traditionally has been responsible for the governing of Tibet, until the Chinese government took control.

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2 Dalai Lama is the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism and traditionally has been responsible for the governing of Tibet, until the Chinese government took control in 1959

3  There have been only 14 Dalai Lamas in the history of Buddhism, and the first and second Dalai Lamas were given the title posthumously  Dalai Lama belongs to the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism which is the largest and most influential tradition in Tibet.

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5  The Dalai Lama leads the Dge-lugs-pa or Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhists  The Yellow Hats, who were founded in the late 14th century, they restored discipline to monastic life.

6  The first Dalai Lama, Gedun Drupa, was born in He founded the Tashi Lhunpo monastery and wrote books on philosophy.  the title of Dalai Lama was not adopted until the 1570s

7  the Dalai Lama is not chosen; he is found. The basics of Tibetan Buddhism and its belief is reincarnation.  The Dalai Lama is reincarnated to continue his important work, instead of moving on from the wheel of life.

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10  Tibetan Buddhists believe that everything that is experienced really only happens inside your head. In order to reach ultimate enlightenment through the mind  Based upon the idea that the human mind is the source of all things  people must gain control over the bad energy. the primary way to tame that tiger is by controlling the mind

11 How to find the Dalai Lama  To start the search, High Lamas may have a vision or dream.  If the previous Dalai Lama was cremated, they watch the direction of the smoke to indicate the direction of rebirth.

12  They often meditate at Lhamo La-Tso, central Tibet's holy lake, and wait for a vision or indication of the direction in which to search. This relates to a belief that the female guardian spirit of the lake promised the first Dalai Lama that she would protect the reincarnation lineage

13  When these visions have been followed up and a boy found, there are a series of tests to ensure that he is the rebirth.  There is a secret set of criteria against which the child is assessed.  In addition to this, the main test consists of presenting the boy with a number of items to see if he can select those which belonged to the previous Dalai Lama.

14  The boy and his family are taken to Lhasa, where the boy can study the Buddhist sutra to relearn knowledge accumulated in previous lives in preparation for spiritual leadership.

15 four noble truths four noble truths in general and the fact that none of us wants suffering and we all desire happiness,  The truth of suffering  The truth of the cause of suffering  The truth of the cessation of suffering  The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering

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