Where did Ogyen Trinley Dorje find these people who so want him to visit Sikkim?

Picture of the Kagyu Monlam in India the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss the latest attempt by Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s supporters in Asia to have him visit Sikkim, a part of India that China claims as being part of China…

Jonathan begins.

“Actually those Tibetans that support China’s occupation of Tibet found His Holiness as a child and enthroned him as 17th Karmapa at Tsurphu where they intended him to remain and someday become the spiritual leader of the Communist nation’s dispirited masses.”

Virginia replies.

“I have no issue with this as a Karma Kagyu.”

Virginia continues.

“No country has more Buddhists than China.”

Karl replies.

“More lama talk.”

Virginia replies.

“Whatever.”

Virginia continues.

“like it or not Tibet is part of China.”

Jonathan replies.

“At least as far as Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s supporters in Asia are concerned.”

Sally replies.

“What does this have to do with the Indian Government allowing His Holiness to visit Rumtek monastery in Sikkim?”

Virginia replies.

“His Holiness isn’t a citizen of India.”

Sally replies.

“How is that possible?”

Karl replies.

“Like most Tibetans His Holiness has chosen to not become a citizen of India.”

Sally replies.

“Is that really a thing.”

Jonathan replies.

“Ogyen Trinley Dorje in Sikkim is a victory for those Asians who believe that Tibet is part of China.”

Sally replies.

“You’ve lost me.”

Jonathan replies.

“Tibetans in India prefer the protection of the UN charter on refugees which prevents India from expelling them from their country as the threat to their national security any other country in the world would consider them.”

Sally replies.

“So what?”

Jonathan continues.

“If Tibet is part of China it only follows, as far as China is concerned, and Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s supporters in Asia that those parts of India that are historically part of Tibet are also part of China.”

Sally replies.

“So I shouldn’t support Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s supporters who want His Holiness to visit Rumtek monastery?”

Jonathan replies.

“That depends on whether or not you believe, as a matter of principle, as most of us do, that Tibet is part of China or not.”

Virginia replies.

“Speak for yourself.”

Virginia replies.

“I support Ogyen Trinley Dorje being allowed to visit Rumtek monastery in Sikkim.”

End scene. Fini.

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2 responses to “Where did Ogyen Trinley Dorje find these people who so want him to visit Sikkim?

  1. Ani Rinchen

    Hmmm. Looks like you ought to go back to guru yoga my friend. Or, better still, go back to prostrations.

    That your abbreviated ngondro practice brought you to this conclusion is sad.

    • Caroline replies.

      “Where does Ogyen Trinley Dorje find these hateful people?”

      Allen replies.

      “Well played.”

      Caroline replies.

      “Haters gonna hate.”

      Sally replies.

      “Why would a Tibetan nun say such a thing?”

      Virginia replies.

      “This person isn’t a nun.”

      Sally adds.

      “She sounds like she could be.”

      Sally adds.

      “Based on my experience KTD at least.”

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