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Meeting and talking to the Dalai Lama


It isn’t everyday that you get to share living, breathing space with someone as special as the Dalai Lama. And to get to interview him, is one incredible bonus. After being quite overwhelmed just to be preparing for the possibility of speaking to him, I did finally manage a decent interview, I think.

In an almost hour-long conversation, for the Trans Asia News Service (TANS), we talked about a range of issues, from Tibet, to the disconnect between the real nature of Islam and the contemporary image of the religion, the eerie parallel between this and the teachings of Buddhism and radical Buddhists, feminism, the nature of India and the intolerance debate, and much more…

You can catch the entire interview here

The interview was also carried by the Kashmir Observer newspaper

A version of the interview published on the official website of the Dalai Lama, http://www.dalailama.com is available here

I’d appreciate your feedback and comments here. Thank you!

There’s a video of the interview on YouTube as well. Here’s the link:


Author: Elizabeth Jane

I am an India-based freelance journalist. When I'm not busy being a mum, I sometimes pick up the camera, cook up a little something in my head or the kitchen, potter around the plants, roll around with the dogs, ponder about things, pick on many others or stretch out on the yoga mat. At other times I like to document things in no particular order of significance...

2 thoughts on “Meeting and talking to the Dalai Lama

  1. wow this part is so true ‘human mind not only resists being told what to do, but is curious about what is forbidden. A better approach may be to explain that if people behave in one way, this will be the result, whereas cultivating harmony, another approach, will yield a different result. ‘

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