Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Interview with the Dalai Lama's younger brother

Tokyo Mango did an interview with the Dalai Lama's younger brother Tendzin Choegyal.

He sounds like a fairly down to earth guy. My favorite part of the interview?

TC: Celebrities? They’re all human beings, what’s the big deal? You sit down with them, you start talking, and it’s the same thing. Richard Gere is a wonderful person—very simple, modest, and natural with whomever he meets. He’s done a lot for the Tibetan community. And then, on the other side of the scale, there’s Steven Seagal. Oh my god. I met him when he came here. He was wearing a funny coat, a Chinese brocade, funny trousers, and funny shoes with that ponytail. I asked him, “Why do you dress in such a peculiar manner?” He didn’t say anything. He’s arrogant, and pretends to be a Tibetan reincarnate. But why? He’s a strange man.



Mike said...

God, I hate Steven Seagal. The rule around here is that if there is a movie on TV with him in it, the channel gets turned immediately. What a freaking schmo that guy is.

TomboCheck said...

I tried watching a steven seagal movie once. The only action movie I have ever fallen asleep to.

melissa said...

I can't help but still remember Under Siege fondly. It was more about time period and surroundings though.

But that's HILARIOUS! I'm sorry, I know as someone who studies that path, I should be kind and keep quiet, but seriously I think he gives Buddhism a bad image.

TomboCheck said...

Melissa - I think if the Dalai Lama's bro talks shit about Mr. Seagal, then there is some forgiveness out there for us. :)