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Dalai Lama (dä´lì lä´me) noun
The traditional governmental ruler and highest priest of the Lamaist religion in Tibet and Mongolia.
[Tibetan : Mongolian dalai, ocean + Tibetan bla-ma, monk (so called because he is known as the ocean of compassion).]
Dalai Lama (dä´lì lä´me), "oceanic teacher," title of the leader of TIBETAN BUDDHISM. Believed like his predecessors to be the incarnation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, 1935-, gave up cooperation with the Chinese and fled into exile (1959). He has traveled widely, pleading the Tibetan cause. Recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama wrote an autobiography, Freedom in Exile (1990).
The Dalai Lama on the Earthdance
(Chris Decker and Return
to the Source) concept:
"I feel the role of music and dance in helping planetary peace can be very useful. I have the opinion that any message can be channelled in different ways to reach its audience. Dance or music, I think are a very effective method to reach millions of people who may not have the capacity, interest or awareness to find out about Tibet otherwise."
on prostitution, a victimless crime:
"To have sexual relations with a prostitute paid by you and not by a third person does not, on the other hand, constitute improper behaviour." from _What is Enlightenment_, Spring/Summer 98
This is apparently
a real toy sold at the Jesus Christ Superstore. Included is an AK-12 automatic
and silencer... Amazing.
for track _378_ by Emergency
Broadcast Network off of _Telecommunications Breakdown_ (a reference
to Led Zeppelin's _Communication Breakdown_ MP3)
CDPlus on TVT (1995) depicts the Dalai Lama with the cherub
from the film _Prospero's Books_ (vhs/ntsc)
directed by Peter Greenaway. _Prospero's Books_ is based on _The
Tempest_ by William