Is there a place in our Buddhism for Tibetan exiles whom find a common cause with China in their Buddhism?

For those of us that over the decades have come up as dharma practitioners sitting at the feet of Tibetan exiles such as Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, for example, he isn’t alone in this regard, a Tibetan exile whom after the death of the 16th Karmapa in 1981 found common cause with China in the rebuilding of Thrangu Monastery and in 1992 with its recognition of the 17th Karmapa as the first “living Buddha” recognized by the Chinese Government, and so on, with the disruption that Donald Trump as President of the United States of America will without question represent to our country’s relationship with China moving forward, like it or not, China will again be our enemy before this is over, we are going to have to decide as Americans, and Buddhists, whose side we are going to be on, those Tibetan exiles living in our country whom have found common cause with China, who have repurposed their Buddhism in the name of preserving it to serve our country’s enemy as Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche has done, or something else, a Buddhism that instead, as it was when the 16th Karmapa first came here in 1974, came to our country brought to us by Tibetan exiles for our benefit alone, a Buddhism stripped to its studs of Tibetan exiles whom find common cause with China in the name of preserving Tibetan Buddhism, beginning with the 17th Karmapa’s monastic seat in Woodstock, New York, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, and its affiliate centers here in Chicago, Columbus, Ohio and elsewhere.


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One response to “Is there a place in our Buddhism for Tibetan exiles whom find a common cause with China in their Buddhism?

  1. Is there a place in our Buddhism for those who have chosen Karmapa Thaye Dorje? And those of us who saw the hiprocracy of some other Tibetan leaders years ago?
    There must be a place for us all don’t you think? Maybe we all just do our own thing?

    QP

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