Portal:Tibet/Selected biography

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The Selected biography box on the portal chooses one of the following at random when displaying the page. Follow the instructions below for adding or nominating a new biography to the list.


Tibet related Featured biographies can be added directly to this list without nomination. All other biographies should be nominated first to ensure that we only display our best work on the portal. The procedure for nomination is at the bottom of this page.


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Note that the prefix Image: is not required when using this template, also - the template will auto-wikilink the biography entered in the link= field. Further information on this template can be found at Portal:Tibet/Selected biography/Layout.

To add a new biography[edit]

  1. Click on the next successive empty entry or red link from this page.
  2. Paste the above layout template if it isn't already there.
  3. Write three or four paragraphs in the text field using information from the selected notable biography, you may find it useful to examine the existing entries for an idea of the length required.
  4. Ensure the main title of the biography is in bold and add this same biography to the link field.
  5. Add a free image and caption.
  6. Preview the page, check that the image size is correct. If the image is too big, add 100px to the size field.
  7. Save the page.
  8. Go to the main Portal:Tibet page.
  9. Click on edit page.
  10. Update "max=" to its new total for the {{Random portal component}} on the main page. The line which is edited is this one: {{Random portal component|max=4|header=Selected biography|subpage=Selected biography}} Make sure that "max=" is the same numerical value as the biography entry added above (i.e. if you added biography 43, then max=43)

Selected biography list[edit]

biographies 1 - 14[edit]

Portal:Tibet/Selected biography/1 The 14th Dalai Lama (Religious name: Tenzin Gyatso, shortened from Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, born Lhamo Dondrub, 6 July 1935) is the 14th and current Dalai Lama. Dalai Lamas are the most influential figure in the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, although the 14th has controversially consolidated control over the other sects in recent years. He is also well known for his political activities relating to the Tibetan independence movement, although he has recently moderated his stance. Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors and a manifestation of the Buddha of Compassion.

The Dalai Lama was born in Taktser, Qinghai and was selected as the rebirth of the 13th Dalai Lama two years later, although he was only formally recognized as the 14th on 17 November 1950, at the age of 15. He inherited control over a government controlling an area roughly corresponding to the Tibet Autonomous Region just as the nascent People's Republic of China wished to reassert central control over it. The respective governments reached an agreement for a joint Communist-Lamaist administration that lasted until 1959.

During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, which China regards as an uprising of feudal landlords, but the Dalai Lama regards as an expression of widespread discontent, the Dalai Lama fled to India, where he denounced the People's Republic and established a government in exile. A charismatic speaker, he has since traveled the world, proselytizing for Tibetan independence and Tibetan Buddhism, though his role in the former is diminishing. He has spoken about such topics as abortion, economics, firearms, and sexuality, and has attracted controversy for his treatment of Dorje Shugden followers, his relationship with the CIA, and other things.

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  • nominations must
  1. be featured biographies (FA), Good biographies (GA), Top or High importance biographies
  2. (optional) have a free-use image available