His Holiness the Dalai Lama
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Born in a small village in northeastern Tibet in 1935, he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor the 13th Dalai Lama. He has been a passionate advocate for a secular universal approach to cultivating fundamental human values.