A Tibetan spiritual leader admitted that he was aware of sexual abuse committed by Buddhist teachers and the allegations against them in Europe since the 1990s.
During his four-day visit in the Netherlands, the 83-year-old Dalai Lama told Dutch public television NOS on Saturday that the accusations were “nothing new.”
On Sunday night’s “Last Week Tonight”, John Oliver visited Dharamsala, India, for a side-splitting and enlightening interview with the Dalai Lama, the original “woke bae” as Oliver calls him.
They discussed, among other things, the turmoil in Tibet, the Dalai Lama’s future reincarnation, and self-immolations, an act done by more than 140 Tibetans since 2009, which the 81-year-old spiritual leader described as a “difficult situation.”
President Barack Obama has once again angered the Chinese government by meeting with their arch nemesis — His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Obama met with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader at the White House residences on Wednesday morning amid protests from Beijing.
Pop artist Selena Gomez is rumored to have been banned from China and forced to cancel her shows following a meeting with one particular person that doesn’t sit well with the Chinese government.
Her concert tour dates for August in the cities of Guangzhou and Shanghai were cancelled possibly because of Gomez’s affiliation with the Dalai Lama. The Chinese government has long held a firm stance against the Tibetan spiritual leader.
The Dalai Lama has recently been on a tour in the U.K. to speak on subjects such as compassion and how being more considerate can lead to happiness. He stopped by for an interview with the BBC’s Clive Myrie, which was posted yesterday, and made a rather interesting comment about the possibility of a female Dalai Lama.
At around the 4:50 mark in the interview, Myrie asks of a potential 15th incarnation of the Dalai Lama and whether that person could be a woman.