Picture of Rangjung Rikpe Dorje performing the Black Crown ceremony in Boulder, Colorado back in the day, before today’s KTD, Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s Karma Kagyu sect’s monastic seat in North America became a thing for us
“I met Rangjung Rikpe Dorje through Chogyam Trungpa, which is to say I saw His Holiness at the Blackstone theatre.
“I was living in this old mansion on the North Side, there’s a condo there today.”
“One of the girls I shared the place with was a student of Trungpa’s at the time.”
“This was before me, her hippy dippy days, I had joined the Air Force.”
I was stationed in Germany at the time, my answer to avoiding the draft.
“But that’s how we ended up turning our living room into what is today Chicago Karma Thegsum Choling in Cicero, Illinois of all places.”
End scene. Fini.
A teachable moment brought to you by the Naropa Prairie Dog Players for your entertainment pleasure.