Джеймс Нахтвей, фотокорр журнала Time
TIME photographer James Nachtwey visit the Tibetan leader at his private residence in exile in Dharamsala, India (2008)
The Dalai Lama begins each day with prostrations to a statue of Buddha in his home.
The Dalai Lama may be stepping away from his long-standing role leading negotiations with Beijing on Tibet's future, but his role as Tibetans' spiritual leader will not change.
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