The 16th Karmapa had put Tsurphu Monastery and occupied Tibet behind him 

 Picture of Situ Rinpoche who arranged with China’s rulers to repatriate the Gyalwa Karmapa to Tsurphu Monastery in occupied Tibet

“That Situ Rinpoche repatriated the Gyalwa Karmapa to occupied Tibet is not something,” Brian says, “that can be denied with some specious argument about a prediction letter which may or may not have ever existed.”

Brian continues.

“Said letter has nothing to do with Situ Rinpoche’s repatriation of the Gyalwa Karmapa to Tsurphu Monastery in occupied Tibet.”

Brian adds.

“The rulers of China found in Situ Rinpoche a Tibetan willing to materially support its occupation of Tibet.”

Brian pauses.

“This is what Situ Rinpoche did when he sought and received their recognition of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as 17th Karmapa.”

“Even if the late Karmapa chose to be reborn in occupied Tibet for some unfathomable reason,” Brian concludes, “this in no way justifies Situ Rinpoche repatriating the Gyalwa Karmapa to Tsurphu Monastery of all places.”
 

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4 responses to “The 16th Karmapa had put Tsurphu Monastery and occupied Tibet behind him 

  1. Osel Karl

    Ok. Reasonable arguement.

    You’ve got some real sleuthing abilities, Bill.

    • Osel Karl

      I wish there were an alternate reality in which the story played out in which Jamgon and Gysltsab sided with Shamar, just to see how different that Karmapa’s activity would have turned out.

      • How about one in which Jamgon Kongtrul, rather than betray the wishes of the late Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, kills himself when Situ pressures him to repatriate the Gyalwa Karmapa to Tsurphu Monastery in occupied Tibet?

        To quote Saljay Rinpoche.

        “We are working with our mind. Imagination makes anything possible. Anything.”

    • I’m just seeing where this particular character, “Brian,” takes me as a writer.

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