Is it okay for us to be talking about guru yoga like this here?

Picture the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss, for starters, begin by discussing an obvious question at this point in our story, what sane person would practice guru yoga as described here…

Virginia begins.

“It’s a matter of karma, not temperament.”

Karl replies.

“More lama talk.”

Karl adds.

“She can’t talk about guru yoga so she changes the subject to a Hinayana one.”

Sally replies.

“It does seem like you are changing the subject.”

Jonathan replies.

“Typically it is considered bad form to talk about your practice.”

Jonathan continues.

“And then the Internet happened.”

Sally replies.

“For some of us.”

Allen replies.

“Go read a book.”

Virginia replies.

“What would you have me say about guru yoga?”

Sally replies.

“You don’t seem like a crazy person.”

Sally continues.

“Did you know what you were signing up for when you took refuge with Rinpoche?”

Sally pauses.

“Yes and no.”

Jonathan replies.

“Something happens.”

Jonathan continues.

“I don’t talk about it for the simple reason I don’t want people to think I have lost my mind.”

End scene. Fini.

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2 responses to “Is it okay for us to be talking about guru yoga like this here?

    • Caroline replies.

      “Tell me about it.”

      Caroline adds.

      “It’s like His Holiness has decided the environment is going to be his thing.”

      Sally replied.

      “So did I.”

      Sally adds.

      “As a child in grade school.”

      Jonathan replies.

      “In this regard Ogyen Trinley Dorje is a child.”

      Caroline replies.

      “A child homeschooled by religious fundamentalists.”

      Sally replies.

      “I can see how this would be an issue for disciples of the 16th Karmapa.”

      Jonathan replies.

      “A thirty year old making recycling his thing.”

      Jonathan adds.

      “You’re the same age as Ogyen Trinley Dorje.”

      Sally replies.

      “I’m not impressed.”

      Caroline replies.

      “This is where the guru yoga begins.”

      Caroline adds.

      “Living with the fact that your Rinpoche believes this person is the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.”

      Jonathan adds.

      “When all you see is some kid that is supposed to be the reincarnation of your guru.”

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