The 14th Dalai Lama promises to live to be 110 years old

He said: “Tomorrow is my birthday and I have suggested that if you want to make me a gift, what you could do is to recite at least one thousand ‘manis’, or six syllable mantras, without allowing your mind to drift. The first syllable, ‘Om’, consists of three letters A U and Ma, which represent our body, speech and mind. It’s on the basis of body, speech and mind that we designate the ‘I’, which is generally under the influence of afflictive emotions. We can purify them and attain the mind of a Buddha.

If each of you recites the mantra one thousand times, the benefit will multiply. And if you dedicate the merit to my long life, it will help me to live to be 108 or 110 years old.” 

Editors’ note: He was selected as the tulku of the 13th Dalai Lama in 1937 and formally recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama in a public declaration near the town of Bumchen in 1939. On 26 January 1940, the Regent Reting Rinpoche requested the Central Government to exempt Tenzin Gyatso from the lot-drawing process of the Golden Urn to become the 14th Dalai Lama.
The name "Dalai Lama" is a combination of the Mongolic word dalai meaning "ocean" or "big" (coming from Mongolian title Dalaiyin qan or Dalaiin khan,[13] translated as Gyatso or rgya-mtsho in Tibetan).  After the inclusion of Tibet in China, the Dalai moved to India in 1959. His residence is in Dharamsala in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India.
The Tibetan government in exile settled there. The Dalai Lama was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people.