Jamgon Kongtrul scandal now a thing for mainstream Buddhist chattering class 

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

Dear readers,

Salut mes amis !

Justin Whitaker on Dzongsar Khyentse speaking out on Jamgon Kongtrul scandal.

“In a long (4000+ word) post on facebook yesterday, the Buddhist teacher and filmmaker, well known for his wit and sense of humor, speaks about the need for reform in the system of reincarnated teachers in Tibetan Buddhism known as tulkus.
Titled ‘Time for radical change in how we raise our tulkus,’ the document has eight sections. Excerpted here are those sections with key points and quotations.

“The document itself was prompted by the choice of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche to leave his role as a tulku, writing, “with a difficult heart, I have chosen a different lifestyle and will study and pursue my dreams of becoming a doctor’…”

American Buddhist Perspective

Voilà !

The scandal has crossed over into the consciousness of mainstream Buddhism’s online chattering class.

Courage !



Leave a comment

Filed under Buddhism

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s