British author pays special fitting tribute to The Dalai Lama on his 86th Birthday

Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, turns 86 this year. The Tibetan Spiritual Leader was born on 6th July 1935, in Taktser (Amdo), north-eastern Tibet.

The Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM) extends His Holiness the Great 14th Dalai Lama a very Happy Birthday. May His Holiness live a long and a very health life.

The GATPM is also very delighted with the presence of Mr. Alexander Norman, a prominent British author, who paid a special fitting tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the 1989 Nobel Peace laureate, on this special occasion. He also added that China’s interference on Dalai Lama’s reincarnation a “completely ludicrous claim”.

Alex Norman is the Founder and Director of Oxford-based Dalai Lama’s Centre for Compassion. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology and a Masters in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford.

An acclaimed scholar on Tibet and The Dalai Lama, Alex Norman is a long-time associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, having worked closely with the Tibetan leader on his autobiography, Freedom In Exile (1990).

His other works: –

  • Ethics For The New Millennium (2000)
  • Holder Of The White Lotus: Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama (2008)
  • Beyond Religion: Ethics For a Whole World (2011)
  • The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life (2020)

Alex has also served as a speechwriter for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and on the Tibetan leader’s Special Review Committee.

He is the President of The Help Tibet, a British charity, which helps Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal.

Prior to his Tibet involvement, Alex served in the British Army, as an Officer. As a journalist, he wrote for The Spectator, a leading weekly British magazine on politics, culture, and current affairs. The Spectator is the oldest weekly magazine in the world. Alex first met the Dalai Lama in 1987, when he interviewed the Tibetan Leader for The Spectator.

The GATPM extends its sincere appreciation and thanks Alex Norman, NorTse and his band for taking part in this special event. Tsering Passang, Founder of the Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM), presented this special event.

Author: Tsering Passang (Tsamtruk)

NGO Professional | Human Rights and Political Activist | Author - Founder, Global Alliance for Tibet & Persecuted Minorities (GATPM) - Director, Tibet Foundation (2019 - Jan 2021) - Chairman, Tibetan Community UK | Tibetan Refugee Charitable Trust (2014 - 2016) - Trustee, Tibet House Trust (2014 - 2016) - Council Member, Tibet Society (2014 - 2016) - Special Adviser, Tibet Society (2017 - 2018) - Sponsorship Coordinator, Tibet Relief Fund (2017 - 2016) - Programme Manager, Tibet Foundation (2001 - 2007)

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