The Dalai Lama
• The Dalai Lama is a high lama in the Gelug or
“Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism,
founded by Tsongkhapa
• The name is a combination of the Sino-
Mongolian word dalai meaning "vast sea" and
the Tibetan word བླ་མ་ (bla-ma) meaning "guru,
Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama
• A monk-A person who have decided to dedicate his life to
serving all other living beings.
• The 14th Dalai Lama and current Dalai Lama, as well as the
longest lived incumbent.
• Born: July 6, 1935 (age 78), Taktser, China
• Full name: Tenzin Gyatso Lhamo Dondrub
• Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Templeton Prize, Honorary
• An Activist, Political Leader, Religious Leader
BEST KNOWN FOR
• The Dalai Lama is a famous Buddhist Monk who
advocated for peace and compassion.
• Won the Nobel peace prize in 1989.
• Recognised as the leader of Tibetan Buddhism as
other schools of Buddhism have their leaders.
• Based out in Dharamshala,Himachal Pradesh India
• Followers: Worldwide
Leadership Lessons from the
• Develop your view
• Train your mind
• Establish the right conduct
• Focus on happiness
• Become interconnected
• Stay positive
Holiness Of the Dalai Lama
• On the 16th day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar
(which usually falls sometime in February or March) His
Holiness gives his annual spring teachings (also called
Monlam teachings) at the Main Temple in Dharamsala.
• His Holiness also gives a number of empowerments and
initiations throughout the year, usually coinciding with
• These teachings usually last for a period of 15 days and
are officially translated into English on FM channel.
“When you have a pure, sincere
motivation, then you have right attitude
toward others based
on kindness, compassion,love and respect”
“Human happiness and human satisfaction
must ultimately come from within oneself”
“Remember that the best relationship is
one in which your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.” –
“Judge your success by what you had to
give up in order to get it.”
Business lessons from the Dalai Lama
• Business -A business can do extraordinary things if it has a heart
and soul, and a true foundation of kindness and warm heartedness.
• Customers are more likely to give their business, their approval
and their good word to others.
• Employees are more likely to trust and respect their employers;
enjoy their work and perform at their best; treat customers and
each other well; and stick around longer.
• Suppliers are more likely to be supportive and motivated to
provide the highest possible level of service, and to give a little
extra help in extraordinary circumstances.
• Financial stakeholders are more likely to be trusting, patient and
supportive. Certainly this last group is, understandably, driven
mainly by objective facts and figures. So the business shouldn’t be
done in the wrong way.