During his press conference last week, Tiger Woods cited a return to Buddhist principles as an important part of his recovery. "People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist,” the 34-year-old golfer said, “and I actively practiced my faith from childhood until I drifted away from it in recent years. Buddhism teaches that a craving for things outside ourselves causes unhappy and pointless search for security. It teaches me to stop following every impulse and to learn restraint. Obviously I lost track of what I was taught." His re-dedication won over the Dalai Lama, who admitted he had not heard of Woods, but told the AP: "Whether you call it Buddhism or another religion, self-discipline, that's important," he said. "Self-discipline with awareness of consequences."