Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama , was chosen the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan Buddhists as a small child in 1940. (He was believed to be the reincarnation of the Thirteenth Lama.) After a failed 1959 revolt against the 1949 Chinese takeover of Tibet, his government has been exiled at Dharamsala, India, along with tens of thousands of Tibetans.
The Lama would be a theocrat if he were not in exile. However, he is not at all most people’s idea of a theocrat. He is an intensely curious man who has made friends with great philosophers of science and scientists, such as Karl Popper, Carl von WeizsÃƒÂ¤cker, and David Bohm. He also championed interreligious understanding, all the while campaigning for the rights of the Tibetan people. In 1989, he received the Nobel Peace Prize.
Part One: Intelligent design east? The Dalai Lama kisses Darwin goodbye
Part Two: If you are a Buddhist, what would test your faith and what wouldn’t?
Part Three: Why does the Dalai Lama reject Darwinism?
Part Four: Materialist neuroscientists vs. the Dalai Lama
Part Five: Other reviews of Single Atom: Materialists and non-materialists continue to lock horns