Fresh from his meeting with President Obama (which was “unofficial,” meaning that the Dalai Lama was considered to be a spiritual leader, not a head of state,) the Dalai Lama spoke up on what everyoe REALLY wants to know: What does the Dalai Lama think of Tiger Woods and his mea culpa Friday, which highlighted his Buddhist beliefs?
The Dalai Lama said he did not know who Woods was, but said self-discipline is among Buddhism’s highest values. When it comes to adultery, he said, “all religions have the same idea.” “I think mainly whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important,” he said. “Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.”
Clark Strand, who wrote about the ancient practice of Green Meditation in the current issue of Tricycle and will be hosting an online Green Meditation retreat next month, wrote about Tiger in The Washington Post‘s On Faith blog.