1. He has a doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy that he received in 1959. He has received countless other honorary doctorates from many institutions.

2. In 1973, he met with Pope VI, “the first ever meeting of a pop and a spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists”.

3. He was the winner of the the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

4. In 1991, he met George Bush, “the first ever between the spiritual leader and a president of the United Stages." He has met with every USA president since.

5. He was the subject of Martin Scorsese's 1997 film "Kundun".

6. In 2006, he obtained honorary citizenship from Canada.

7. In 2007, “the Dalai Lama is named a presidential distinguished professor at Emory University in Atlanta.”

There you have it. Not only is his holiness the man when it comes peace, turns out he's pretty darn cool as well.