Games stop Buddhist Lama hitting people “over the head”

Monday, 21st September 2009 18:23 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Karmapa Lama Trinley Dorje, the only Buddhist leader recognised by the Chinese, plays violent games “on his PlayStation” to stop him twatting people in real life. Seriously.

“The aggression that comes out in the video game satiates whatever desire I might have to express that feeling,” he told The Times of India.

“For me, that’s very skilful because when I do that I don’t have to go and hit anyone over the head.”

Amazing. Further, games for Mr Lama are an alternative for visiting a shrink. Is there nothing games can’t do?

“I view video games as something of an emotional therapy, a mundane level of emotional therapy for me,” Dorje added.

“We all have emotions whether we’re Buddhist practitioners or not, all of us have emotions, happy emotions, sad emotions, displeased emotions and we need to figure out a way to deal with them when they arise.”

Get playing some really grotty games right now. They’re awesome. Buddha said so.



  1. Psychotext

    Psh. Games make you kill people. The Daily Mail said so… and who is a Buddhist leader compared to the Daily Mail?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. TastyAcidMilkk

    the daily mail haha, i remember thier violent game rants before

    #2 5 years ago
  3. cachucha

    im Buddhist so i love his opinion :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. polygem

    it´s cool if he likes a little deathmatch once in a while. i believe this wont hurt his spiritual proceedings…there are rumors that the dalai lama is a meat eater…is that right? if thats true its definately supernotcool and he should practice the deathmatch alternative as well.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. satsugai

    Ah mani pei mei hong, ah mani pei mei hong.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. jnms

    And that sums up why he is the only recognised Buddhist leader by the Chinese.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    he will say anything that chinese make him want to say, just another popet in my books.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O'Connor

    “he will say anything that chinese make him want to say, just another puppet in my books.”

    Dear lord. Are you *really* that culturally ignorant?

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Syrok

    Eh? What would the Chinese government lose or gain from a statement like that? Unless you’ve been wearing a tin-foil hat since birth you really can’t make a connection there.

    #9 5 years ago

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