But doing a speech for NXIVM doesn't give an endorsement to NXIVM at all. Its not related.
Perhaps he even knows full well what they have done to people, and makes a point to try to get his message out to those who are running around hurting people, and are greedy, and dishonest?
He does talk about those who falsely act nice, and appear to be "nice" yet are out to deceive others, and how that is a form of violence.
Maybe he makes a point of meeting with some of the "bad guys" to try and convince them to behave ethically?[/quote
Time to apply your razor-sharp intellect to the Dalai Lama, AC, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!
1. Despite his "nonviolence" spiel, the DL cooperated with the CIA in a "secret war" against China. He was on the CIA payroll at least up through the 70s, possibly longer.
2. He describes the Tibetan situation as "worse than the Holocaust".
3. He has never explained his association with Bruno Beger, convicted Nazi war criminal who experimented on live humans.
4. He complimented NXIVM, said that he had looked into the complaints and found them baseless, and endorsed Raniere. Sorry, THAT is an endorsement for NXIVM!
5. He says one thing to his liberal hippie Western audience, but another to his Eastern followers, particularly on issues of sexual morality.
This is an interesting new book called Stripping the Gurus, which includes chapters on many of the worst gurus out there, many far worse than the DL.
"By contrast, though in line with the teachings of his own more conservative lineage, the current Dalai Lama obeys and enforces well-defined limits on the “pleasures of the flesh”:
His adamant stand on sexual morality is close to that of Pope John Paul II, a fact which his Western followers tend to find embarrassing, and prefer to ignore. The Dalai Lama’s U.S. publisher even asked him to remove the injunctions against homosexuality from his  book Ethics for the New Millennium, for fear that they would offend American readers, and the Dalai Lama acquiesced (French, 2003).
Expounding further on such restrictions, the Lama (in P. Harvey, 2000) has said:
Sexual misconduct for men and women consists of oral and anal sex.... Even with your wife, using one’s mouth or other hole is sexual misconduct.
As for when sexual intercourse takes place, if it is during the day it is also held to be a form of misconduct (Lama, 1996).
Thankfully, some “fun” is still allowed, albeit not during daylight hours:
To have sexual relations with a prostitute paid by you and not by a third person does not, on the other hand, constitute improper behavior (Lama, 1996).
Interesting. Yet still, speaking of “the other hand”:
Using one’s hand, that is sexual misconduct (the Dalai Lama, in [P. Harvey, 2000]).
Masturbation ... includes emitting semen on another person, a monk getting a novice to masturbate him, or himself masturbating a sleeping novice, which could be seen to include homosexual acts. It is a lesser offence, of expiation [i.e., atonement], for nuns “tormented with dissatisfaction” to slap each other’s genitals with their palms or any object, with the slapper “enjoying the contact” (P. Harvey, 2000). "