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News Display: Dalai Lama Wins Peace Prize

On October 5, 1989 the Dalai Lama, the exiled religious and political leader of Tibet, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his peaceful campaign to end the Chinese domination of Tibet. Born in Tsinghai Province, China, Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, favored an autonomous Tibet with China in charge of defense and foreign affairs, abandoning the move for Tibetan independence. His book, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of The Dalai Lama (HarperCollins, 1990) describes his life, from his mastery of Buddhism to details of coping with communism.

Our news exhibit will feature stories about His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who has received over eighty-four awards and honorary doctorates, including the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal for his message of peace, nonviolence, interreligious understanding, and compassion.

The Everett Cafe features thematic news displays on a wide range of educational topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.

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  • Jennifer Govan
  • 212-678-3022
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