Picture of Ponlop Rinpoche, Buddhist author and Karma Kagyu Tulku, son of the 16th Karmapa’s labrang, reincarnation of said Karmapa’s deceased brother, brother of Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s labrang, but best known these days as that Tibetan lama that is on his second marriage, just had his first child, and recently changed his name to Rickey Arias, the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss how all things vajrayana are so hopelessly complicated…
“Several boyfriends ago I dated a Ponlop fan boy who considered the vajrayana to be something akin to a science experiment.”
“Where does Rinpoche find these people?”
“He fancied himself some kind of Drukpa Kunley.”
“That’s just wrong view leading to wrong conduct.”
“Not to change the subject can somebody tell me why there isn’t a Ponlop Rinpoche app for my smartphone yet?”
“Brainscape but for the vajrayana.”
“All things vajrayana are complicated.”
“There is no guru yoga app.”
“The Vajrayana could not be simpler.”
“Do what Rinpoche tells you to do.”
“Even when Rinpoche changes his name to Rickey Arias?”
End scene. Fini.
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