Dalai Lama Case Study

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Dalai Lama Case Dalai Lama is a political leader, who fights for Tibet to be an independent and democratic state from China. Dalai Lama is known for his humanitarian efforts like conducting workshops worldwide, giving lectures, and leading conferences. As a leader, Dalai Lama changed the religious and political point of view of Tibetans. As mentioned by Otero (2010), Dalai Lama brought changes for Tibet even though Chinese took the power over Tibet. Dalai Lama also proved his motives to the people that result in increasing their nationalism. He also states that, these changes will improve someone’s life, bring a lot of memories, and become enlightened. Chinese government attempted to manipulate and control the Tibetans. They want to control over Tibetans religion and culture. Chinese government becomes violent and abuses the human rights of Tibetans that leads to poverty. The Chinese did not manage to destroy the culture of Tibet. As according to Melnick (1998), Dalai Lama tries to communicate with Chinese people and build a good relationship between Tibet and China. Dalai Lama proposed a five-point peace plan to find a solution with the conflict of China and Tibet. The plan advocates non-violence and …show more content…
As mentioned by Cusack (n.d.), Dalai Lama influenced the western culture in three factors: first, his cultural transmission of Buddhism; second, the patronage of Buddhist celebrities; and lastly, the image of Buddhism that manipulates the intellectual and social issues of the time. Western people think that Buddhism is against in Christianity. Cusack also states that celebrities have taken significances in terms of religious figures, which promotes Buddhism in the west. He also mentioned that Buddhism had a success on building cultural transmission with a technological modernity. Dalai Lama maintained his communication with the western people and continued to influence them through his

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