Read Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s 1995 interview with the Dalai Lama

Originally posted by Shambhala SunSpace.

Adam Yauch, the Beastie Boy, Budddhist and Tibet activist who died on Friday—sat down with the Dalai Lama in 1995 to talk about interdependence, the political situation in Tibet, and the importance of practicing compassion.

 

 

 

 

Photo: Sue Kwon

As our Facebook friends saw, a new interview is available in which Adam Yauch — the Beastie Boy, Buddhist and Tibet activist who died on Friday — sat down with the Dalai Lama in 1995 to talk about interdependence, the political situation in Tibet, and the importance of practicing compassion.

Yauch originally conducted the interview for Rolling Stone, which ended up only printing a short excerpt. The full interview was published in a 1996 issue of Grand Royal, the eclectic pop culture magazine the Beastie Boys put out from 1993 to 1997. You can read the interview here.

Also, see the Shambhala Sun’s 1995 interview with Yauch, in which he talks about hip hop, helping people, and his relationship to Buddhism’s Bodhisattva Vow.

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