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Dalai Lama was a title given to a high Lama (spiritual leader) in Tibetan Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhist belief, each Dalai Lama was a reincarnation of the previous one, and all were regarded as manifestations of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
In July 1996, The Guardian reported that the then-current Dalai Lama was given the Congressional Gold Medal of Honour by the United States, which China objected to strongly, presumably due to the Tibetan sovereignty issue.
Behind the scenes
- It is unknown if the Dalai Lama mentioned in a headline on the front page of a prop issue of The Guardian featured in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was intended to represent the 14th Dalai Lama, also known by the religious name Tenzin Gyatso, who has held the position from 1950 to the present.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film) (Mentioned in newspaper)