Dalai Lama Bronze Medal
This medal is a bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal that honors Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding. Congress authorized the medal on September 27, 2006. It was presented to the 14th Dalai Lama on October 17, 2007.
The obverse design depicts a portrait of the Dalai Lama with the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet in the background.
The reverse design features a stylized lotus flower, considered to be a symbol of purity. The inscriptions include quoted remarks of the 14th Dalai Lama.
- TENZIN GYATSO
- 14TH DALAI LAMA OF TIBET
- ACT OF CONGRESS 2006
- WORLD PEACE MUST DEVELOP FROM INNER PEACE. PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF VIOLENCE. PEACE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF HUMAN COMPASSION.
Mint and Mint Mark
- Don Everhart, Sculptor-Engraver
- Joseph Menna, Medallic Artist