Tibet. He is responsible for all religious and cultural matters in Tibet. The First Dalai Lama was Gendun Drup,he was born in 1311. There have been 15 Dalai Lamas until now,the Dalai Lama may be a woman.Sengdroma Gyatso was the only female Dalai Lama yet.When the Dalai Lama dies the Buddhist Council of Tibet searchs for the reincarnation of him. He is then trained and assumes position of Dalai Lama at the age of 18.