Picture of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche enjoying himself in retreat made available online after the earthquake in Nepal that the old man has instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prarie Dog Players compare Yongey Mingyur Dorje’s before, during, and after four years living rough and off the grid in the wild
Here’s an after picture
“He was the face of Tibetan Buddhism.”
“Now he looks like the sun burned face of Tibetan Buddhism.”
“I prefer this picture taken of Rinpoche.”
“The other one.”
“I imagine this is the look on Rinpoche’s face before being told.”
“Insert your own punchline.”
“I saw Rinpoche at KTC Chicago in Cicero.”
“His people had some issues with the event.”
“They would have liked it if the center had better publicized the event,”
“Had the event someplace other than Cicero, Illinois.”
“Rinpoche had a great time, regardless”
“It was in the Spring, I remember Rinpoche grabbing a hat.
“Rinpoche wanted to go for a walk which involved his being driven somewhere it was safe to walk .”
“So it was tense for a moment.”
“Until Rinpoche appears wearing a floppy woman’s gardening kind of hat, something my mom would wear while doing yard work.”
“A lot has happened over the past four years.”
Welcome back Mingyur Dorje.
Perhaps Ogyen Trinley Dorje should give retreat a try.
End scene. Fini.
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