“Buddhism Has a Big Role to Play in the World Today, and I Am Impatient Because Buddhists Don’t Seem to Realize That…”

“Tibetan Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gestures upon receiving the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice in New Delhi. Nov. 18, 2010.” Photo by Manan Vatsyayana for AFP/Getty Images.

…So begins Japanese cultural anthropologist Noriyuki Ueda’s amazing interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, recently translated into English and posted on Tricycle: The Buddhist Review‘s blog. Seriously — don’t miss this one! Here’s just a snippet of His Holiness in their conversation:

When faced with economic or any other kind of injustice, it is totally wrong for a religious person to remain indifferent. Religious people must struggle to solve these problems.

Read the rest here.

(And speaking of good interviews at Trike, Hozan Alan Senauke’s — recycled from John Malkin’s show “The Great Leap Forward” on Free Radio Santa Cruz — is good too!)