|"The Dalai Lama is a cookie monster|
"A new book about the Dalai Lama claims the religious leader has a weakness for chocolate chip cookies.
It claims he secretly eats cookies in the evening when most Buddhists are supposed to be fasting.
The book, written by the Dalai Lama's friend and travelling partner Victor Chan, is full of previously unknown titbits.
It reveals he keeps an airgun near his bed to scare away hawks who eat the smaller birds he likes to feed.
According to The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys, the Buddhist leader also likes to have the BBC world service playing in the background when he is meditating."