Today is the 76th birthday of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama !
Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors and a manifestation of Avalokiteśvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
« 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. » - Tenzin Gyatso
You are invited to mark the celebration by reciting the Long Life Prayer in his honour :
GANG RI RA WE KOR WAI ZHING KHAM DIR
In this pure realm, surrounded by snow mountains,
PEN DANG DE WA MA LU JUNG WAI NE
Is the source of complete happiness and benefit,
CHEN RE ZIG WA TEN DZIN GYAM TSO YI
Avalokiteśvara, Tenzin Gyatso.
ZHAB PE SI TAI BAR DU TEN GYUR CHIK
May you stand firm until the end of existence.
Tibet will be Free ! Svaha !