The 14th dalai lama religious name tenzin gyatso shortened from jetsun jamphel ngawang lobsang yeshe tenzin gyatso born lhamo dhondup 6 july 1935 is the current dalai lama dalai lamas are important monks of the gelug school the newest school of tibetan buddhism which was formally headed by the ganden tripas. Dalai lama is the title of tibetan buddhism leader dalai is original from mongolian which means ocean and lama is original from tibetan which means the highest principle in 1653 during the qing dynasty this title was authorized to dalai lama v by the chinese emperor for the first time. His holiness tenzin gyatso is the fourteenth dalai lamahis full name is jetsun jamphel ngawang lobsang yeshe tenzin gyatso born in tagtser amdoin tibetto a family of farmers on 6 july 1935 in is the fourteenth and current dalai lama he is the political and spiritual leader of tibet on october 6 2009 he received the lantos human rights prize from united states house speaker . The dalai lama title was created by altan khan the prince of shunyi granted by ming dynasty in 1578 the 14th and current dalai lama is tenzin gyatso the dalai lama is considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations of avalokitesvara a bodhisattva of compassion
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