Ogyen Trinley Dorje in jail may well be just what we need as Buddhists 

Picture of Karma Pakshi, Gyalwa Karmapa, in his day jailed by the Mongols

“If the Karmapa were to end up in jail,” Osel says, “we would return to our proper seat as Karma Kagyu.”

“Very old school,” Japhy replies, “guru yoga in its truest form.”

“It would be as if His Holiness were living out Karma Pakshi’s story,” Osel continues, “the ultimate guru yoga, not what passes for guru yoga these days.”

“Ogyen Trinley Dorje in jail,” Osel continues, “may well be just what we need as Buddhists at this point in our history.”

“These fancy gilt thrones, private jets and four star hotels only corrupt who we really are as dharma practitioners.”

Osel pauses.

“May we return to the days of Karma Pakshi and be done forever with the construct of the Gyalwa Karmapa as Dharmaraja.” 


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