Dalai Lama's wax figure at Madame Tussauds Bangkok

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Dalai Lama

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness”

His Holiness, the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet, was born Lhamo Dhondrub and renamed Tenzin Gyatso as the 14th Dalai Lama. He was born fifth of seven children to a farming family in the village of Takster, North-East Tibet and recognised at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama

In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in representing humanitarian ideals, and has received over 84 other awards, honourary doctorates and prizes. He is the first Nobel Laureate to be recognised for his concern for global environmental problems

The Dalai Lama’s figure was sculpted from a sitting in 1993 and he personally unveiled it in Madame Tussauds’ London attraction

Born Lhamo Dhondrub on 6th July 1935 in Takster, North-East Tibet

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