*Even the Dalai Lama has been asked to weigh in on the Tiger Woods sex scandal, especially since the golfer recommitted to his Buddhist faith during Friday’s apology press conference. But first, someone had to tell him who Tiger Woods was.
The spiritual leader told The Associated Press during a brief interview in his hotel suite in Beverly Hills that he had not heard of Woods, but when the circumstances were explained to him he said that when it comes to adultery, “all religions have the same idea.”
“Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that’s important,” he said. “Self-discipline with awareness of consequences.”
Woods said Friday that he was raised Buddhist but needed to focus anew on finding balance between his religion and professional life.
The Dalai Lama made the remarks while in the Los Angeles area to support Whole Child International, an organization that advocates better care for orphans worldwide.