This is Lhamo. He's just a little kid from a small town in Tibet called Takster. However, he's a lot more than that...
I see a safe journey...I see a safe return
He's also the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama. We'll see how that's a big deal...
He's come back!
We must first test him..
It is good to see you again, Kundun. Can you show me what you left behind?
Sure, no prob, Sera Lama!
That's our boy!
Alright, first things first: meditation; then class. Then I meet with the ministers at a government meeting. A quick lunch, and more meditation...oh, and I get to watch a movie at night! I can't wait until I'm 18! Then I can lead this country!
Now the 14th Dalai Lama, Lhamo goes to Lhasa, and gets his education in all things at the Potala Palace.
Stop this! He's just a man!
But it was not meant to be. China invaded in 1959, and immediately went about destroying Tibet's culture, and Lhamo became a target.
Will I ever see Tibet again?
I'm sorry the US couldn't officially help you. Let's get you safe!
By 1959, things were so bad, Lhamo had to flee to save his life. He several thousand followers fled to India, with the help of the CIA.
All people should be happy, healthy, and free. Share our story with everyone you can.
The 14th Dalai Lama and the government in exile still sit in India, sharing their story with the world, hoping one day to return.