Are Buddhsist Racist

Read my one & only interview in the New Statesman

What is Racism?


Race can be defined as:

"A classification system used to categorise humans into distinct populations or groups by anatomical, cultural, ethnic, genetic, geographical, historical, linguistic, religious, and/or social affiliation.”


Racism can be defined as:

“The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.”


When a group of people are labeled according to a certain religious belief or affiliation and their access to public services, jobs, livelihoods and social freedoms are denied or restricted on the basis of this belief or affiliation this is racism.



Media Coverage of the Protests

Not an exhaustive list by any means, but this does include the main media coverage of the protests the Dalai Lama faced since October 2014.

7 Common Myths

To aid future reporting here are seven common myths that often get falsely reported in the media - please don't perpetuate them.

Politics, Safe Sex and China

In possibly one of the least interesting press conferences I've seen the Dalai Lama managed to spend over an hour today answering just 5 questions, focussing much of his time, as usual on China.

Words as Weapons

Before the Dalai Lama's teachings in Hamburg in 2014 press packs were issued with some outright lies. Here are some of the main ones.

Perpetuating a Myth

A more detailed examination of the lies presented as truth in the Dalai Lama's Hamburg media pack and why they used a journalist to con the media.

Huffington Post Bias

This article takes a look at the way the US version of HuffPo reacts when someone is critical of Arianna's friend, the Dalai Lama. Never one to let facts get in the way of a good story.

Press Requests

If you're a journalist preparing an article related to the Dalai Lama or the ban why not get in touch?

About Me

Male, female, one or many? Am I a Chinese agent, clinically insane, or an NKT member? According to my critics I'm all of the above and more. Here's how to get in touch with me/they/him/her/it/yourself.


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