Picture of OTD the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss the recent sighting of a young Tulku in the vicinity of KTD and presumed to be in residence there…
“As a lifelong card carrying member of the lay Karma Kagyu riff raff of America I have no problem with OTD relaunching KTD as a Chinese funded million dollar monastery complete with a young Tulku being raised there, as matter of authenticity.”
“I’m all for OTD running off my fellow lay riff raff that have called KTD their home over the past thirty plus years.”
“This isn’t what a I signed up for as an early adopter of the Karmapa in America.”
“I’ve written many a desperately needed check to keep KTD alive over the years.”
“If OTD’s Chinese followers here are willing to underwrite KTD being relaunched as a monastery, complete with a young Tulku in residence, instead of the destination for lay people it has hitherto been, this is no skin off my nose as a dharma practitioner.”
“As long as OTD is transparent about what he has done at KTD since the night of long knives.”
“The night of long knives?”
“KTD’s banishment of Bardor Tulku.”
“At least we know what the deal was with OTD accepting BTR’s resignation from KTD’s board and subsequent banishment.”
“In retrospect, as badly handled as it was, we can at least now with the benefit of hindsight see why OTD decided BTR had to go as such.”
End scene. Fini.
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