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: 15 076

  • Kai Tang
    Kai Tang 2 hours ago

    China pulled a billion out of poverty. How many he pull?

  • TheGlogi
    TheGlogi 7 hours ago

    Dalai Lama is a piece of shit from another time

  • R S Chan
    R S Chan 20 hours ago

    What a Charlatan. During his time in Tibet, the Tibetan people were all slaves without education and Tibetan people had no houses to live in. Now Tibet boasts 3 Universities and the Government rebuilt a lot of the rundown monasteries. People now have roofs over their heads. And the Dalai Lama admitted that in the Tibetan Buddhism there was a fast track way for the Lamas to achieve Nirvana and it is to have as much sex as possible with their female followers. He admitted about this practice in his books. And John Oliver decided not to ask the Daila Lama about his stipend from the CIA. His elder brother recently published his Memoir where he admitted that it was their biggest mistake was to listen to the CIA back in 1959 to leave China and to take their money year after year.

  • T Dee
    T Dee 1 day ago

    You have all my respect John! People especially public figures are usually afraid to speak anything about Tibet because of the fear of China. Kudos to your bravery.

  • Otis Mitchell
    Otis Mitchell 1 day ago

    This is amazing

  • gringo533
    gringo533 1 day ago

    Unbelievable how humble and upbeat he is. Kinda wish there were more people like him in public positions.

  • Tatiana Terekhova
    Tatiana Terekhova 2 days ago

    John Oliver is my daily treat after a hectic day of work. Though disagree with some of his statements, I absolutely admire his sense of humour, professionalism, creativity, and talent. Such a charming man, too.

  • mayukh pankaj
    mayukh pankaj 2 days ago

    India will free tibet , if china broke into a war with India

  • Shankar Menon
    Shankar Menon 2 days ago

    Whenever i see the Dalai Lama i think Disney took inspiration for Oogway for Kung Fu Panda from him.

  • dejahealed
    dejahealed 2 days ago

    john oliver and his delusions could learn a great deal from the Dalai Lama's teachings and buddhism in general

    Mindless chatterbox

  • Mike
    Mike 2 days ago

    So Jewy of Oliver to give the Dalai Lama a calculator watch from the 80s as a gift.

  • A. Burks
    A. Burks 2 days ago

    ...all that dragon money...

  • carsrobotsandgames
    carsrobotsandgames 2 days ago


  • The SteamPunk Junction

    Omg...this episode was amazing!!! John Oliver I can't believe the people you have met!!! :O

  • King Radinov
    King Radinov 3 days ago

    "Thank you, my demon friend." Best line ever.

  • Mike Gervasi
    Mike Gervasi 4 days ago

    The Dalai Lama projects Buddha in his thoughts and mannerisms.

  • Meng Tsung Lee
    Meng Tsung Lee 4 days ago

    China government is shameful.

  • LittleMissAtheist
    LittleMissAtheist 5 days ago

    The Dalai Lama is so adorable! He reminds me of my late grandfather so much, I'm a bit teary.

  • Oli Bear
    Oli Bear 5 days ago

    this was truly the most heartwarming video I have ever seen. this meeting between the two, a situation of immense proportuon, importance, and influence, partaking discussion of very difficult subjects and yet also of laughter and love. I love this.

  • Khyler Bane
    Khyler Bane 5 days ago

    wait;/, so the penchin lama has been gone for 20 years, along with his family, the chinese gove has made a new/made there own verson/penchin lama, and just now are saying he's fine leanring, liveing be ing educated, and wants to be left alone?/.

    yep hes dead. and if the chines can grasp hold of budisum, not only will tibet become a (sight of) civl war/civil war (sight), but ever buddist, will be out for blod, and a holy war will start in china. and if cother countries, like england, US russia etc; get involved, that is going to look very bad for every one ivolved.

  • Great Books of the Western Tradition

    Who would have thought it -- John Oliver is the Dalai Lama's Dennis Rodman.

  • Sea horses
    Sea horses 6 days ago

    The most chill human you will ever meet. He embodies chill

  • Sanket SKT
    Sanket SKT 6 days ago

    Next Dalai Lama will be born in India.

  • al ravijn Balingit
    al ravijn Balingit 6 days ago

    i came looking for Chinese moles

  • historiam amo
    historiam amo 7 days ago

    He should do stand up.

  • Justine Ramos
    Justine Ramos 8 days ago

    Are we just going to ignore that girl's sperm brows

  • David Tan
    David Tan 8 days ago


  • Kedama FOE
    Kedama FOE 8 days ago

    ask your self what is worse slavery or communism. if you said slavery then join me in saying fuck the dali lama. the same man who was a great friend of Hitler. and used hes people as human sacrifices

    • Pazuzu Is Great
      Pazuzu Is Great 11 hours ago

      There's no proof of the Dalai Lama being a great friend of Hitler, in fact he was more friends with FDR who was against Nazi Germany jackass. And I don't understand how slavery is way better than communism, (which I'm not saying communism is good) and being a slave is pretty much following fascism. You know, Adolf Hitler. Honestly just shut the fuck up with your bullshit.

  • Justin Davis
    Justin Davis 8 days ago

    "I practice taking others' anger, suspicion, distrust; and give them patience, tolerance, and compassion."

  • Khushveer Singh Khosa Toor

    Budhism is a good religion

  • TheKevoyo
    TheKevoyo 8 days ago

    Why is not normal that he have a nice, simple, peaceful conversation with a Person about Yoga? Because of the Insanity that your Promoting, what ignorance.

  • Jimmy Smith
    Jimmy Smith 9 days ago

    Need lots more Dalai Lama in the world.

  • felix is a triggered feminist

    Shit I bet people know wat he does but they filtered him about

  • Chartoise
    Chartoise 9 days ago

    The tibetans are beaten by the Chinese, too bad... but the Indians have been defeated by the Americans and nobody is getting their shit back. Deal with it.

  • C. Umholtz
    C. Umholtz 10 days ago

    Not everyone gets to say they are friends with the dalai lama

  • Voleur Fantôme
    Voleur Fantôme 10 days ago


  • La vraie vie est ailleurs

    Ugh I feel calmer after hearing him speak

  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler 10 days ago

    watch penn and teller's ''holier than thou'' bullshit episode.

  • hassan eshky
    hassan eshky 10 days ago


  • C. Solís
    C. Solís 10 days ago


  • david messina
    david messina 10 days ago

    the dalai lama was,is and always will be what i consider to be close as possible to that concept of gods...i may be an atheist raised as a christian,after 35yrs i'm still on the fence on that,but if i would follow anything the teachings of the dalai lama would/can be what i would believe in...like i said still on the fence,but the dalai lama seems to bring me closer. as to john oliver....what a funny,funny man! absolutely love him

  • Scott T.
    Scott T. 11 days ago

    6899 people in China watched this video.

  • Luis  Enrique
    Luis Enrique 12 days ago

    Popesident for president !

  • Michael Cutler
    Michael Cutler 12 days ago

    John Oliver is a wolf wrapped in nerd's clothing.

  • oliver
    oliver 12 days ago

    dalai lama looks like a happy old turtle man i love him

  • Maxmilan Lee
    Maxmilan Lee 12 days ago

    No matter what, PLA did end some old traditions like using girls' skins to make drums

  • Isaac Marcus
    Isaac Marcus 13 days ago

    I know this video is old but i definitely thought you missed an opportunity with the word "Presidope"

  • Anton Šuštar
    Anton Šuštar 13 days ago

    The problem is: chinese are forbidding the reincarnation.......

  • meshuggahsphere78
    meshuggahsphere78 13 days ago

    Awesome interview.

  • Davros Concord
    Davros Concord 13 days ago

    Aaaaaand 15,000th comment!

  • alelooooooya
    alelooooooya 13 days ago

    1:08 God... People
    6:20 that's how one spoke back in the days, get a grip.
    9:00 haha

  • DJplaymySong
    DJplaymySong 13 days ago

    John Oliver is so likable

  • Rishabh Oraon
    Rishabh Oraon 13 days ago

    I have never seen a religious leader as cool n funny like him...,😂😂😂

  • TSal Mei
    TSal Mei 13 days ago

    So, you guys went to India, met Dalai Lama, made fun of him, called him a demon, belittled his intelligence and then gave him a cheap Chinese watch... Just give up, you won't be any better than this. This is the work of your life xD
    Also, I need to read some books about him and watch more interviews. Dalai Lama surely is an amazing person, whether you believe in Buddhism or not.

  • Stephen Driller Knight

    Dalai Lama feels like the kind of guy you could go to th a bar with and have some good horsemilk.

  • cromusic ibra
    cromusic ibra 13 days ago

    I love the way the Dalai Lama talks and laughs. It's fun to listen to.

  • 王宇
    王宇 14 days ago

    As a Chinese, here's actually something that I want to claim.Dalai Lama looks kind and like a SAINT but pls keep this in mind, he is a potential POLITICIAN, so you can't trust every word he said ...

  • Petru Irvis
    Petru Irvis 14 days ago

    a horse milk is actually really good substitute for an alcohol. They don't drink it fresh, like cow milk. The beverage made of horse milk called Kumis.

  • Mathieu SB
    Mathieu SB 14 days ago

    This interview is fun but to Casual for me the Dalai Lama is like the Pope and you cant speak like that .Only American can do that, without respect, talk about self immolation and make a joke after,seriously ? but i'm sure you dont want do the same with the Jewish and the shoah because many people can be hurt included me. So yes it's good interview but i dont feel the respect from John Oliver, the Dalai Lama is not just a guy or you Bro... And yes many people Listen this word and he talk about Hot Milk for stop the vodka not Horse Milk

  • Joseph Sampson
    Joseph Sampson 14 days ago

    wow john Oliver. you are so crazy. love it

  • Isaac Forrest
    Isaac Forrest 14 days ago

    I swear the Dalai Lama's laugh is the best thing I have ever heard

  • Gregoron Blackbane
    Gregoron Blackbane 15 days ago

    I'd totally invite the Dalai Lama for dinner if I could.

  • Mildly Toxic
    Mildly Toxic 15 days ago

    The Dalai Lama is such an adorable man. Love him so much.

  • Alfons Grizzly
    Alfons Grizzly 16 days ago

    he is nice old man but bufdism is about demons, Watch their scary dragons, they colaborate with demons, so this religion is satanic

  • cool mango
    cool mango 16 days ago

    There is a serious mistake.
    Taiwan is not a part of China.
    Taiwan government support Dalai Lama, not like Chinese Communist AGAINST Dalai Lama

    • cool mango
      cool mango 16 days ago


  • heidi such
    heidi such 16 days ago

    awesome x

  • Dustin Harrison
    Dustin Harrison 16 days ago

    that being said. John Oliver. you are cool as Fuck. IMO

  • Dustin Harrison
    Dustin Harrison 16 days ago

    this Is kinda funny: i love watching you John Oliver but I was honestly outraged by how you spoke about mr. Hoffman... nbd though. just be nice man.

  • Austin Szych
    Austin Szych 16 days ago

    6k dislikes all red Chinese sympathizers

  • Daniel Verberne
    Daniel Verberne 16 days ago

    That anecdote about switching Mongols from Vodka to Horse Milk is magic.

  • Simon R
    Simon R 17 days ago

    He is a human Yoda

  • ariana grande
    ariana grande 17 days ago

    I love this ❤️❤️❤️❤️😂

  • Catherine
    Catherine 17 days ago

    The dalai lama is such a chill awesome dude. Now that I'm more educated on what he does and what he's like I can safely say I respect him a lot

  • Salty Pals
    Salty Pals 17 days ago

    There was something so so peaceful about watching John and the Dalai Lama interact.

  • Ma Yinjiao
    Ma Yinjiao 17 days ago

    police beat the guys on fire because they want put out the fire

  • Thom Curry
    Thom Curry 17 days ago

    Can't believe you guys did this interview. What a great show.

  • BlueCaboose42
    BlueCaboose42 17 days ago

    He is genuinely the most adorable diaty I've ever seen 😂

  • Owen C
    Owen C 18 days ago

    I wish he let Dalai Lama speak a little more.

  • ngawang chime
    ngawang chime 18 days ago

    SAVE TIBET! long live H.H dalai lama.

  • Kazuoh
    Kazuoh 18 days ago

    i wish leftists would stand up for the right to white people to exist same way they do for tibet....

  • Vicky Bryan
    Vicky Bryan 18 days ago

    well now I'm worried about the little boy he picked, and his family. I would think they were all killed. 😢

  • Vicky Bryan
    Vicky Bryan 18 days ago

    that was amazing!!!

  • john hancock
    john hancock 18 days ago

    roooosevelt can't get over it

  • James Page
    James Page 18 days ago

    i feel like Ralph Wiggum... i'm both happy and angry after watching that

  • BrandoEl Wojci
    BrandoEl Wojci 19 days ago

    wait a minute. reincarnation, monk, symbol of peace. OMG! he was the inspiration of avatar the last airbender.

  • Alex Hayden
    Alex Hayden 19 days ago

    He's so happy and is so at peace that the world could fall around him and he would still be happy, it's so impressive and can we take a second to talk about his laugh, it's so happy and enjoyable I could listen to it for hours, and he is very intelligent that he's aware of his actions and their consequences. A powerful man with so much burdens and seems so happy while normal people cant even be as happy as he is, truly a magnificent man

  • Sai Subhash Sripada
    Sai Subhash Sripada 19 days ago

    haahhaha.. awesome.. 😀😀

  • Robert Boner
    Robert Boner 19 days ago

    There are one or two questions remaining : Mongoles, are they really no more alcoholic's? And more generally, why Buddhist Monks beating their disciples, very young boys, children ? For better reincarnation ? Ore are they just fucking bastards like the catholic priest ? (sorry for my english)

  • Chiara
    Chiara 19 days ago

    I'm learning more from John Oliver than from college

  • nick bernard
    nick bernard 20 days ago


  • namgyal phuntsok
    namgyal phuntsok 20 days ago

    Thank you for informing

  • Didi H
    Didi H 20 days ago

    Why? No one know about real Tibet history? why?Dalai is one of salve owners They peel salves skin of just for stealing their food!that is real dalai's tibet!

  • Michael Watkins
    Michael Watkins 20 days ago

    He's awesome

  • aaron burke
    aaron burke 21 day ago

    the Dali lama is so funny

  • Thomas D. Alucard
    Thomas D. Alucard 21 day ago

    ''Let's talk on a lighter subject... You're going to die!!'' xD

  • Imac M
    Imac M 21 day ago

    I wonder if Bill Murray is banned from China

  • Matt Norton
    Matt Norton 21 day ago

    This might be the most beautiful interview I have ever seen of anyone. You know the Dalai Lama will treasure that Seiko just as much as his pocket watch. If you can make a beloved spiritual leader laugh that hearty you are doing something right.

  • Constance Botnar
    Constance Botnar 21 day ago

    Dalai Lama reminds me of Yoda.

  • AverageLuke
    AverageLuke 21 day ago

    *_Just came here to hear his laugh._*

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