The spiritual head of the Tibetan Buddhist community his Holiness The Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama), one of the world’s most influential people, has joined the social networking line to keep in touch with his followers.
Twitter founder Evan Williams tweeted yesterday: “Met the Dalai Lama today in LA. Pitched him on using Twitter. He laughed.”
The Dalai Lama fled Tibet in 1959, nine years after China sent communist forces to occupy the Himalayan region, and has since led a self-declared government-in-exile in India. Around 140,000 Tibetans now live in exile, over 100,000 of them in different parts of India. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, also has a official website. He is His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the 74-year-old spiritual leader of Tibet and the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, based in Dharamsala, India.