1. How to prevent Beijing from claiming that Tibet’s next spiritual leader will reincarnate in China.
2. This statement from the Dalai Lama himself: "“There is no guarantee that some stupid Dalai Lama won’t come next, who will disgrace himself or herself,” the Dalai Lama told BBC in 2014. “That would be very sad. So, much better that a centuries-old tradition should cease at the time of a quite popular Dalai Lama.” Here, the current Dalai Lama acknowledges there have been some very poor past Dalai Lamas much like the Catholic Church has had some immoral, incompetent Popes.
3. The possibility of electing or voting into office a new Dalai Lama from a select group of senior, established Buddhist monks.