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Is Dalai Lama Married? A Look at his Personal Life

Right now, Dalai Lama is in the spotlight for the wrong reasons! Not long ago, a video of the 87-year-old Buddhist Monk surfaced online. The footage that has been widely circulated online showed the spiritual leader sitting in a chair with a young Indian boy standing directly in front of him.

In the video that was captured during an event that took place on February 28 at the Dalai Lama’s temple in Dharamshala, the Noble Peace Prize winner can be seen placing a kiss on the lips of the young boy. Soon after, he rests his forehead on the boy’s forehead, before sticking out his tongue and asking the boy to suck his tongue.

The controversial incident involving Dalai Lama and the young boy has made the beloved monk, the center of attention among the people at the moment. Now, people want to know more about the personal life of Dalai Lama including if he is married or if he has had a wife.

Is Dalai Lama married?

The answer to the above question is no. The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso has never tied the knot. He refers to himself as a “simple Buddhist monk” and he was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama when he was only 2 years old. Monks are described as people who put all their focus on channeling their energies into spirituality. Monks never marry and they abstain from intimacy.

In the past, we have witnessed a few instances when monks have given up their duties to enter a new phase of their life and get married, and have children. However, when we talk about the present Dalai Lama, he has been unmarried throughout the course of his life. He dedicated his life to monastic education, practices, and duties.

Lama, who is known as a man of peace is the recipient of The Nobel Peace Prize. He was honored with the prestigious prize in the year 1989. Apart from this, he has also authored and co-authored more than 110 books.

Buddhist Monk Dalai Lama has issued an apology

In a lengthy statement issued on the official Twitter page of the spiritual leader, it was mentioned that Dalai Lama regrets the incident. The statement read, “A video clip has been circulating that shows a recent meeting when a young boy asked His Holiness the Dalai Lama if he could give him a hug. ”

It further read, “His Holiness wishes to apologize to the boy and his family, as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his works may have caused. His Holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident.”

What was Cardi B’s reaction to Dalai Lama’s controversial video?

Many celebs have come forward to talk about the incident and one of them is rapper Cardi B. The famous musician took to her Twitter page to request people to teach their kids to be aware of predators. At the time of writing, her tweet has more than 6 million views.

The Bodak Yellow singer tweeted, This world is full of predators. They prey on the innocent. The ones who are most unknowing, our children. Predators could be our neighbors, our school teachers, even people wit money ,power & our churches. Constantly talk with your kids about boundaries and what they shouldn’t allow people to do to them.”


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