Author Archives: Alexander Norman


About Alexander Norman

Alexander Norman holds a BA in Philosophy and Theology and an MSt in Oriental Studies from the University of Oxford. He is a long-time associate of HH the Dalai Lama, having worked closely with the Tibetan leader on his autobiography, Freedom In Exile (London 1990, Hodder and Stoughton); Ethics For The New Millennium (London 2000, Little Brown) and Beyond Religion: Ethics For a Whole World (Boston 2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). In addition, he has served as a speech writer for HH the Dalai Lama and on the Tibetan leader’s Special Review Committee. He is the author of Holder Of The White Lotus, a history of the Dalai Lama institution. At present, Alexander Norman is working on a biography of HH the Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama: A Portrait, to be published in 2015. He is President of the London-based charity, Help Tibet.

In Honour of Professor Grahame Lock

Although he sadly died before the DLCC was launched in the autumn of 2014, Professor Grahame Lock was a key contributor to the discussions which preceded the Centre’s foundation. His wise guidance and inexhaustible treasury of knowledge, not to mention his great good humour, are continuously missed. Attached is a … Continue reading

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In his best-selling manifesto for a more compassionate society, ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, the Dalai Lama makes a startling claim. He says that, fundamentally, human nature is compassionate. In support of this claim, the Dalai Lama points out that increasing numbers of scientific studies provide compelling evidence to support … Continue reading

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