Like Drake’s sentient même dancing in our heads, Trungpa’s Halloween, Snowmass, CO, 1975, lives on

Picture of Chogyam Trungpa and Allen Ginsberg from happier days, instagramed by the old man, of the two men back in the day, pre-whatever-happened at that 1975 Vajradhatu Seminary at Snowmass, Colorado, dancing in our heads like a sentient même, to which we dedicate the merit of being free to enjoy ourselves, may all benefit from our practice

We’re back.

Allen has something he wants to submit for your consideration.

“As the old man remembers it, EST was a cult.”

Allen continues.

“I’d like to unpack this statement.”

Allen has a degree in Sociology, SIU-C, 1979.

“And a year of graduate school, the longest year of my life.”

That’s another story.

“In 1975 there was a Halloween party at Trungpa’s Snowmass seminary.”

Google it.

Technology is an important part of the Old man’s project.”

Sally replies.

“Like Drake’s sentient même.”

Sally adds.

“Google it.”

Allen doesn’t do phones.

Sally breaks it down for Allen.

“People have been talking about this Halloween party for almost 40 years.”

A perfect example of a même’s lifespan. it being sentient-like as such,

Allen replies.

“I go back with this même to my freshman year in college, I was taking a Poetry class, I even remember the teachers name, James Paul.”

Allen adds.

“Don’t bother googling it, he was just some doctoral student.”

It has been raining all morning here in Chicago.

The old man is hunkered down streaming France Info en direct.

I don’t know what any of this means.

Was EST a cult?

What if it was?

What does it have to do with Tibetan Buddhism?


Just google it.

End scene. Fini.

Another episode of Pulp Buddhism brought to you by the Naropa Prairie Dog Players and by viewers like you, thank you for your support.


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