The Dalai Lama is a monk of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism founded by Je Tsongkhapa. The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso. The Dalai Lama figure was important for many reasons. He was a symbol of unification of the state of Tibet, where he represented Buddhist values and traditions.

Dalai Lama