Ogyen Trinley Dorje, born and raised Chinese, knows not the difference between democracy and dictatorship.
On April 14, 2016 Jamgon Kongtrul the 4th had his “I don’t want to be a monk” moment.
Good for him.
As is his right to do so.
Ogyen Trinley Dorje and his Chinese followers attempted to cover up what happened.
Welcome to life in China.
It’s a dictatorship.
This is what we are up against.
Meanwhile in the free world, On August 1, 2016 Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the 4th took to Facebook to complain to us about his situation.
The pushback from Ogyen Trinley Dorje and his Chinese followers had him in hiding and he was afraid for the well being of his friends who supported his decision to no longer be a monk.
Enter Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Rinpoche put in his two cents.
And for 15 seconds the Buddhist chattering class paid attention.
While at Google to promote his latest book Ponlop Rinpoche was asked about what happened.
Blah, blah, blah.
Despite being a member of Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s inner circle he had nothing to say about the matter.
As if his brother wasn’t Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s Labrang.
If anyone needs to own what happened it is Rinpoche.
Not owning what happened isn’t an option for Dzongchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
At least as long as he wants us to buy his latest book.
Whose side is he on anyway?
Here we are today and it is as if nothing happened.
This is no accident.
This is not acceptable.
It’s Ogyen Trinley Dorje and his Chinese followers versus us.
Dictatorship versus Democracy.
The future of the Karma Kagyu lineage
is in the balance.
This is not what Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, established his lineage in the West for, to submit to the very same dictatorship he risked his life to escape.