Picture of the 2010 North American Kagyu Monlan the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss whether or not OTD’s Karma Kagyu sect is ready to commit to a child recognized by His Holiness as a Tulku to be raised at KTD, what would in the eyes of the Karma Kagyu sect’s Chinese faithful make the place worth the millions it will take to relaunch the project as a monastic seat worthy of a 21st century Karmapa, something historic, truly for the ages…
“Having a child recognized by OTD as a Tulku raised at KTD is a must for the His Holiness if he expects his Chinese benefactors to underwrite his plans to relaunch his monastic seat in North America.”
“His Holiness needs to first get rid of the riff raff that have over the past thirty years come to think of KTD as a place for lay people to receive teachings without turning them against him in the process.”
“And I assume the riff raff in question is us.”
“If that is what Ogyen Trinley Dorje has been up to with KTD since 2008, from the banishment of Bardor to present, it makes perfect sense to me.”
“You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs in the process.”
“Like it or not.”
“We live in a Chinese world, welcome to the 21st century.”
“The sooner we recognize this the better.”
“KTD has never been a thing for me, personally.”
“Obviously, I’m not quite ready to think of myself as living in a Chinese world, yet.”
“I get that Ogyen Trinley Dorje does, though.”
“His Holiness was born and raised in a Chinese world and it is in this Chinese world that his dharma activity is known, appreciated, and supported as it should be.”
End scene. Fini.
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