Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Tibetan Buddhists have suffered deep persecution by the Chinese government. John Oliver sits down with the Dalai Lama to discuss China, the conditions in Tibet, and horse milk.

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  • Runtime: 18:52
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Comments: 14 622

  • Ryan Grimes
    Ryan Grimes 1 hour ago

    The Dalai Lama's laugh is delightful

  • TheDemonHelios
    TheDemonHelios 1 hour ago

    The Dalai Lama is such a delightful man, truly inspiring to watch interviews with him.

  • Steve Porier
    Steve Porier 6 hours ago

    Hahaha cool and the dalai lama seems to have a good sense of humor

  • cati101
    cati101 7 hours ago

    omg i laughed so much during the interview.

    both are just to funny

  • Nicholas Ramsey
    Nicholas Ramsey 13 hours ago


  • Subodh Prasain
    Subodh Prasain 23 hours ago

    One thing that I would like to point out here, Mr. Oliver, is that there is more to Tibet for China than being a basket of natural resources. The political ambition of China outweighs it! It is the direct link in between China and India; and in these times when their relation is as cold as ice and when India's political, nuclear, and economic ambitions swelling gradually, border with India is a must! Also, it is also the link with Nepal where the communism is still has majority of followers. The China cannot let this breeding ground of influence slip out of their hands!

  • legion999
    legion999 1 day ago

    ....how do you think baby horses drink their mother's milk, John?

  • hipandapanda
    hipandapanda 1 day ago

    in 2017, I would argue a lot of Tibetans are having a great business relationship and friendly relationship with the chinese government. So the question comes: if a certain percentage of people in that region wants independence, is it justified? should the portion of Tibetans who want to remain part of China for economic reasons then leave if Tibet is independent?
    An analogy would be Oliver say all these things about Trump, but he also recognizes that if Trump did get impeached, Pence is not a good alternative either. My point is do you think Tibetans life will improve without Chinese government? Have you studied whether Tibet can be economically autonomous? (I don't know the answer) like if a Tibetan government wants to borrow money to build roads, whether they will have lenders? if so, how high of an interest rate? Anyone has some insights on these things? ( Please don't reply things like "if you don't have soldiers on your roof watching you, of course your life is better. I totally don't believe the soldiers on roof stuff. )

  • Ran Chen
    Ran Chen 1 day ago

    I wonder what would happen to a Tibetian when he make such jokes with Dalai like Oliver did, if he still ruled Tibet.

  • Aditya Singh
    Aditya Singh 2 days ago

    west remained a mute spectator while China doing all these atrocities...they don't give a damn if not getting any share... India tried it's best without any greed

  • Phoenixx Trih
    Phoenixx Trih 2 days ago

    Wow.....making the Lama laugh....that actually made me feel better during this time in my life...keep up the good work John.

  • Benjamin Thompson
    Benjamin Thompson 2 days ago

    china needs to banish a prince who then hunts the Dalai Lama then becomes his friend and then this is the plot to avatar the last airbender

  • Ankit Sehgal
    Ankit Sehgal 2 days ago

    Dalai Lama is a delight to watch

  • Jayme Rosenberger
    Jayme Rosenberger 2 days ago

    FREE TIBET!!! Oh goodness that's a nice reminder of parts of my childhood. My favorite patch (remember when those were hip?!) was a Free Tibet patch. Ah memories 😜

  • James S
    James S 2 days ago

    That man genuinely seemed like the nicest person I've ever seen

    • Krishna
      Krishna 2 days ago

      All the other religious leaders sound so arrogant and have an air of seriousness around them as if they know everything..The Dalai Lama doesn't pretend at all..

  • howycwap
    howycwap 2 days ago

    I wish theyd make all new episodes available in Canada

  • Ajay Kumar
    Ajay Kumar 2 days ago

    Great! Dalai Lama

  • Jin Sheng
    Jin Sheng 3 days ago

    Oh no, I do not want Oliver to be banned in China QAQ

  • cromusic ibra
    cromusic ibra 3 days ago

    I laughed so hard after he was done imitating the "most British man ever" especially when he ended it with "nighty night, sleepy tight."

  • Emil Shaji
    Emil Shaji 3 days ago

    he even make dalai lama laugh very much,that's a credit

  • Alex
    Alex 4 days ago

    "This video is not available. Sorry about that."
    Is the reason i illegally download your content.

    Eat shit HBO, your company sucks but your content doesn't.

  • abandonedmuse
    abandonedmuse 4 days ago

    The Dalai Lama is so cute! Every time he laughs he brings joy. His heart is so special. I'm saddened to hear the Chinese are doing this and it is very wrong. If we have no more Dalai Lamas who will protect the earth?

  • Bi Bu
    Bi Bu 4 days ago

    What an amazing person. I am not Buddhist but I respect their religion and God bless him and the Tibetan people. They deserve to be free of the Chinese communist regime.

  • baconsoap78
    baconsoap78 4 days ago

    He's a useless strafucker. Tibet is fucked with or without him.

  • Diemas Hawkins
    Diemas Hawkins 4 days ago

    The Dalai Lama has an amazing laugh. He seems like such a great guy and he also has that confidence and self appreciation that is genuine without being in any way egotistic or arrogant. He's such a chill and kind person with all the burden that he bares and things he has to deal with. Like the hardest thing I have to deal with in my life is school and I stress out because of it.

  • William Clarke
    William Clarke 4 days ago

    John Oliver does it again! 18.52mins well spent

  • Freshly Cut Lawn
    Freshly Cut Lawn 4 days ago

    Is it just me or is the the dalai lama fricken adorable.

  • mengya hu
    mengya hu 5 days ago

    I do not want to talk about politics. However, just to mention one simple point, if people refer to the suicide bombers as terrorists, why self-immolation here can be referred as heroic acts.

  • Nihar Banavalikar
    Nihar Banavalikar 5 days ago

    Dalai lama is very noble.the indian government has done a lot for him by giving him shelter and also going to war with china in 1965

  • Charles Strong
    Charles Strong 5 days ago

    I never really watch interviews, never find them particularly interesting. But for whatever reason, I decided to watch this one, and goddamn am I glad I did. I knew the basics of the position of Dalai Lama, and knew that a lot of people in America seem to like him, but I never paid it much mind. But he's very funny, clearly smart, and seems like a genuinely kind man. I like him.

  • AvenjaNinja
    AvenjaNinja 6 days ago

    isn't horse milk horse semen?

  • TR-8R
    TR-8R 6 days ago

    he seems like a chill dude

  • Robert Hanan
    Robert Hanan 6 days ago

    I do not like some fagot english piece of shit bashing our President when he has a lot more inbred stories to tell in his own country.

  • Daniel Gould
    Daniel Gould 6 days ago

    I'm so jealous of John Oliver. I'd love to spend an hour with his holiness.

  • Ian Woods
    Ian Woods 6 days ago

    It must be cool to live like a god on the backs of subsistence farming peasants while you jet around the world impressing Westerners with how "humble" and "enlightened" you are. On the sliding scale of evil operating under the guise of religion, Tibetan Buddhism is certainly on the more banal and marginal end, but let's not forget that these temples are cared for by today's serfs. The Dalai Lama, like all men, is flawed. It's a shame he doesn't renounce some of the more archaic practices and privileges his religious office affords him, in service to the Tibetan people.

  • James Phillips
    James Phillips 6 days ago

    The more I see of John, the more I respect him. Too bad there are not more like him. As for the Dalai Lama , I have always admired him and his views. Another brilliant man with a heart. again, too bad there are not more like minded people. The world is changing , just wonder which way are we going to go from here.

  • Rapaladude
    Rapaladude 6 days ago

    So he's kinda like the last airbender.

  • Giovanni Figueroa
    Giovanni Figueroa 6 days ago

    You didn't mention that the Dalai Llama literally owned all of the people in Tibet. You didn't mention the revolution against serfdom which China aided. You didn't mention the torture that the serfs went through. You didn't mention that he was an autocratic God-human monarch dictator. The people setting themselves on fire do so to get the old ways back. The days of serfdom, slavery, monarchy, theocratic dictatorship. FUCK HIM! Tibet was freed when he was removed from power and the people liberated themselves.

  • icevsfire fun
    icevsfire fun 6 days ago

    Imagine if he is a demon!?

  • Julie Zhen
    Julie Zhen 6 days ago

    they are so quick to hate on Chinese people but it was white people it be difference. I am all for calling put bs but this perpetuate hate against all Chinese people. communism is rule by dictators. this doesnt represent all Chinese people. communism came from the west. nothing is worst than white supremacy

  • Rowan Rainford
    Rowan Rainford 7 days ago

    This is so good and pure I am so happy. This gave me a will again.

  • Daniel Kaplan
    Daniel Kaplan 7 days ago

    15:00 "Let's talk about a lighter subject: Death." Irony?

  • Jiyu Jiang
    Jiyu Jiang 7 days ago

    I really feel sorry for those honest people receiving large amount of one-sided liberal point of view on the Tibetan issue. Tibet has not gain its independence since the unification by Yuan dynasty began in 1271. I have been to Tibet and as a free traveller I witnessed that the Tibetans enjoy benefits in both material and spiritual aspects given by the regional government. The integrity of the nation is the only bottom line. I admit there is a big military presence over there, but It is not the oppression performed by the communist party, it is just a long-standing tradition that Tibet is placed under the control of the Chinese central government, no matter what regime is in control. The Chinese government did made some mistake by using the Stalinist approach back in the 60s, but that era is far over by now. If you go to Tibet and compare the living standard over there with that in Nepal, you will see the difference the government is really making a real effort of improving the livelihood of Tibetan people. For many of those people who criticise Chinese government, how can you judge the government while you don't know who Dalai Lama really is?

  • Kamel Horn
    Kamel Horn 7 days ago

    The Dalai Lama talks so much fucking shit i cant even

  • Araz Zeyniyev
    Araz Zeyniyev 7 days ago

    it feels like john oliver does some populism

  • Wang King
    Wang King 7 days ago

    Tibet was a part of the great ancient China empire. Now, it is a part of PRC. Simple as that. This ambitious schemer wants to build his own Tibet Empire. Think about it. Will you agree to build a, for example, Alaska Empire as a US citizen? What is wrong with you people. Do not get fooled by these funny clowns. Learn the history of the east. Those people who burnt themselves are just brain washed extremists who are instructed by the outside incitement to disturb the harmony of China's society. Suicide bomber is another proper example for you guys to understand their behaviour. As you all know weapons are strictly controlled in China. That is the reason why they cannot bomb innocent people.

  • Kushagra Pandey
    Kushagra Pandey 7 days ago

    we Indians face a lot of flak from the Chinese for having him here, or him visiting Buddhist shrines , but guess what ? We love him!

  • Jason Adams
    Jason Adams 8 days ago

    Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga in Indianapolis discussing yoga...wow.

  • Sam Geuvenen
    Sam Geuvenen 8 days ago

    He got a watch from FDR? That's a treasure beyond reckoning.

  • Wilhelm Bèthvéder

    The guy at 1:07 was actually almost correct. The Dalai Lama is said to be a manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

  • Digvijay Singh
    Digvijay Singh 9 days ago

    fuck china the last grave of communism shit

  • jasony2030k
    jasony2030k 9 days ago

    china is taking over Tibet and nobody is doing anything and it the end of it the Tibetan's are gonna be counted as the bad group.
    kinda like
    Israel and palestine.
    Europeans and Native Americans.

  • Sam Smorcington
    Sam Smorcington 9 days ago

    I can't believe John actually traveled to the mountains of India to meet with the Dalai Lama

  • Page Hamlin
    Page Hamlin 10 days ago

    When the Dalai Lama laughs it makes my heart happy 😊

  • Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips 10 days ago

    When Chinese officials described the Dalai Lama as a "demon" and then you want to explain how there are good demons in Chinese culture, to said officials. It would be hilarious to tell them how their ancestors would be disappointed in them and therefore insult them in the worst way, assuming they know their culture enough to be offended.

  • Katie Morris
    Katie Morris 10 days ago

    How in the world 🌎 do you top a PRIVATE meeting the Dalai Lama 'one to one' EVER ??? Hearing him laugh, joke and tell you how he irritates the Chinese Power players ??!!?? As well as how carefully and delicately he has to deal with Tibetans who practice Self-immolation without making their personal sacrifices seem wrongful and 'un-Buddhist' - that would give their families a deep shame and scar to bare forever when they've lost a son or daughter who they consider to be a martyr for the Tibetan cause .... Completely heartbreaking, and I feel his empathy. If he came out and said "it's wrong, badly practiced Buddhism" just to save the lives he wants to, he'd be slapping the immolation martyrs memory and their families in the face. He wants desperately to save their lives but can't without desecrating the memory of those who've given their lives for a free Tibet. It's an awful position to be in but I'm glad that he applies so much wisdom and compassion to the issue as only the Dalai Lama could. #trulyamazing

  • Fearofthemonster
    Fearofthemonster 10 days ago

    subs for dalailama is needed. He has an accent that I have problems understanding.

  • Esther Rojo Blanco
    Esther Rojo Blanco 10 days ago

    I can't believe this interview didn't go viral/head of news/whatever.... best interview ever. What a brilliant conversation. Oliver: what a legend!!!

  • Vincent Lagana
    Vincent Lagana 10 days ago

    The dalai lama is a scumbag!

  • Lajavi Krelac
    Lajavi Krelac 11 days ago

    Sorry John but the same thing u can say about the Serbian region of Kosovo,they took it,setup a paramilitary formation and burn all the monastery and churches that are Serbian history and faith..........I am talking about 3:34 - 4:10 time.......more and more I dislike your show!!!!!!!!

  • Eufa The Cat
    Eufa The Cat 11 days ago

    Dalai Lama is so chill

  • Richard Boase
    Richard Boase 12 days ago

    Oliver doesn't understand the depths of this at all...

  • Maria Acosta
    Maria Acosta 12 days ago

    I really enjoyed watching the Dali Lama and John Oliver chatting.

  • Nathan-DTS
    Nathan-DTS 12 days ago

    Tibetan warlord.

  • kaustubh Sharma
    kaustubh Sharma 12 days ago

    It's really unfortunate that most of the countries in the world, don't speak against Chinese take on Tibet, because of it's power and benefit they received from it. I proud of my country for taking side of Tibet and giving home to honourable Dalai Lama.. Hoping to see free Tibet one day :)

  • Yizhou Huang
    Yizhou Huang 12 days ago

    why does John Oliver use Japanese New? and says its from Chinese Gov?

  • Sean Muller
    Sean Muller 12 days ago

    But something that the western media don't tell you that in Tibet Sexual abuse is common, serfdom and slavery were common practice until the Chinese communist annexed Tibet, and that Tibet not only wants independence they want a LITERAL theocracy

  • Anisha Roy
    Anisha Roy 12 days ago

    Dalai Lama and Tibet is a controversial topic here in India and one of the reasons China has bad relations with India. I am glad we took in the Tibetians even though it caused problems ☺️

  • jamz10211
    jamz10211 13 days ago

    I fucking love the Dalai Lama

  • Fireball Flareblitz
    Fireball Flareblitz 13 days ago

    China is in half as much chaos as America is.

  • Adrian Pietkiewicz
    Adrian Pietkiewicz 13 days ago

    John should have shown the DL that vox pop at the beginning - I'm sure he'd find it funny

  • Scwarzz :3
    Scwarzz :3 13 days ago

    killa fonic

  • Eiren Comet
    Eiren Comet 13 days ago

    Dalai lama isnt a rap song from killa fonic ?

  • Ali Faraz
    Ali Faraz 13 days ago

    one of the best interview by John Oliver

  • Carol Chen
    Carol Chen 13 days ago

    When you are Chinese but you have to rely on a western comedy show to get information about your own country because China blocks every information on the subject.

  • delian13
    delian13 13 days ago

    eyebrows on fleek

  • Freeman Trash
    Freeman Trash 13 days ago

    This was delightful to watch (even with the tragic story of it)
    You can't help but smile with him

  • Bug Ele
    Bug Ele 13 days ago

    Dalai is equivalent of a governor of Texas came from the early 1800s who wants to separate Texas from the US now because he believed black slavery is the political correctness

  • Mayuresh Kadu
    Mayuresh Kadu 13 days ago

    if there's one thing that can be learnt from the man is to stay happy and laugh at yourself. so simple, but so bloody hard!

  • ge shiyu
    ge shiyu 13 days ago

    The Chinese government may have so many problems in so many ways, but when it comes to religion problems, it takes its place in the forefront of the world. Dalai Lama is a cold hearted politician, a terrorist who uses his own twisted interpretations of the Buddism to encourage riots. His violent does not deserve people's respect.

  • Prince Righty I
    Prince Righty I 13 days ago

    I wonder if he reincarnates into John Oliver 😂

  • Cherrie Yang
    Cherrie Yang 14 days ago

    Dalai is just a terrorist!!!... think about this, if someone is happy to see the 911, how's your feeling, American?!!!

  • Kai Thetechnicolorninja

    I don't know how bad it really is in Tibet because of China but we can all agree that a Theocratic​ government might not be much better. Let's not pretend everything was roses and strawberries before the Chinese take over. i mean at least they have electricity, education and health care.

  • Jake J
    Jake J 14 days ago

    I gotta say - not to be too much of a fanboy - but John Oliver is the shit. Even if you don't agree with every position he takes EVERY time, you gotta say he walks the right line of being funny, keeping his topics relevant to what young people and politically interested people are paying attention to.

    Keep it up, John Oliver, we will need smart, funny, insightful voices like yours more than ever in the coming years.

  • Sebastian Tapia
    Sebastian Tapia 15 days ago

    What a load of crap. There are no place for monarchs in the People's Republic.

  • thirumalai nambi
    thirumalai nambi 15 days ago

    you can be cool but you can't be dalai lama reincarnated John Oliver cool 😎

  • GrapeApeTape
    GrapeApeTape 15 days ago

    Kaz, I'm already a demon

  • benjamin talbot
    benjamin talbot 15 days ago

    The funny thing is that the mongolians are fermenting their horse milk so its alcoholic anyway

  • ETB_EmperorWolfYT
    ETB_EmperorWolfYT 15 days ago

    dalai lama makes the heart feel less heavy.

  • Tim Husk
    Tim Husk 16 days ago

    I think I felt some live travel through my computer at one point then.

  • Tim Husk
    Tim Husk 16 days ago

    I've got friends in China. they told me that when a person is executed they send the family a bill for the bullet used.

  • yousahdood
    yousahdood 16 days ago

    A wonderful episode.

  • Tomasina Covell
    Tomasina Covell 16 days ago

    He no likes LGBT rights in Tibet either, he say "That's for you, not Tibet!", he snakey, snakey, and alarmingly illiberal!

    Taiwan No.1!

  • Thomas Aquinas
    Thomas Aquinas 16 days ago

    He's such a beautiful human. I'm going to buy less Chinese to honor him.

  • eureMUM
    eureMUM 16 days ago

    So, there I was turning on the subtitles because I had some trouble understanding the Dalai Lama and my guess is that the translator also shared my misery or he is just really into trading card games -> 17:40

  • IceWha1e
    IceWha1e 16 days ago

    You keep using the phrase China. It is not good. Try using the phrase ccp, chinese communist party. It will be more effective due to making enemies of 13M instead of 13B.

  • Andrea Chen
    Andrea Chen 16 days ago

    Horse milk wine is a traditional drink in Mongolia. Be educated people.

  • Kijnapatyku
    Kijnapatyku 16 days ago

    Isn't Dalai Lama a dick who's diogging up the poor?

  • willyzh1106
    willyzh1106 16 days ago

    Horse Milk: this was the traditional drink of Mongolians. It's actually slightly fermented and just a little alcoholic, but obviously nowhere near Vodka. When the feared Mongolian riders of 13th century conquered most of Eurasia, horse milk was their favorite pick-me-up because it was stimulating and readily available. Vodka only became popular in Mongolia after the Soviet Union took control in the 1920s, after the fall of the Manchu Qing dynasty forced China to relinquish its 300 year grip on the territory.

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