Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje doing his thing the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss what they think the Karma Kagyu project is…
“Our project as Karma Kagyu is to preserve Karma Kagyu tradition for future generations of Karma Kagyu.”
“I beg to differ.”
“The 16th Karmapa came here to preserve Tibetan tradition?”
“It served our government’s interests.”
“It was the Cold War.”
“China’s Tibetan exile community, of which the 16th Karmapa was a leader, was an American peoject of.”
“This was the relationship we had with His Holiness and his people up until he died in 1981.”
“What I take issue with is the conflation of the Karma Kagyu sect with the Karma Kagyu lineage.”
“The Karma Kagyu sect and the Karma Kagyu sect are one in the same thing.”
“Is the Karma Kagyu lineage a thing to you?”
“It isn’t for me.”
End scene. Fini.
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