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