Book Description: A biography of the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, discussing the history of Tibet and the role of the Buddhist leader in this country's spiritual and political life., An introduction to the life of the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet. This is the story of a two-year-old farm boy who was discovered by Buddhist monks and recognized as the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama--the living embodiment of the deity of compassion. Thirteen years later, the Chinese Communists invaded Tibet, and nine years after that the 14th Dalai Lama was forced to escape into exile. In 1989 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to promote nonviolence and human rights. This biography is illustrated with color and b&w photographs.