Picture of Ogyen Trinley Dorje at Kingston, New York in 2015 the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss the decision of his Labrang to embargo the unofficial dissemination if information online as it pertains to the Karmapa apparently being at KTD to attend an important meeting of its board of trustees on the down low earlier this week…
“If OTD was indeed at KTD earlier this week for an important meeting of its board and his Labrang failed to make this information available to us this constitutes an obvious abuse of power on said Labrang’s part given his embargo last month on what he considers to be unofficial sources on the Internet publishing information pertaining to His Holiness and his activities.”
“Official sources have OTD in India today teaching Gampopa.”
“There’s nothing from official sources about His Holiness attending a meeting of KTD’s board here in the States.”
“What is OTD’s Labrang trying to hide from us?”
“Thankfully, at least from ab American perspective, Lama Kathy mentioned in passing the other day on Facebook that His Holiness was at KTD.”
“She shouldn’t have done that if it goes against the wishes of the Labrang as the Karmapa’s representative.”
“As a KTD board member Lama Kathy doesn’t answer to OTD’s Labrang so if she saw fit to let us know that His Holiness was at KTD in her capacity as representing our interests on said board it is she who is in the right in terms of transparency as such and he who is in the wrong here, ethically speaking.”
“As a 501c3 charitable organization KTD is not obligated to make public information pertaining to the meeting of its board.”
“It’s a scandal nonetheless, ethically, an abuse of power.”
“If something has to do with KTD we have a right to know as American, given its status as a 501c3, even if the law governing such organizations doesn’t require disclosure of such information.”
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