I submit for your consideration from the Globe and Mail, “China is planning to turn Tibet into a tourist destination”, as it pertains to Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s (my guru and the Karma Kagyu lineage holder who saw a lama in 22 year old me), finding common cause with the Chinese Government after the death of the 17th Karmapa in 1981.
“I had no idea.”
It wasn’t obvious to 22 year old me what was happening at the time.
“Over time though it became obvious to me that Rinpoche’s priorities had changed.”
Equals have no secrets from each other.
“I had the lung and tri for Mahamudra.”
I was good.
“I had Rinpoche’s blessings.”
Anyway, 24 year old me had a job, a wife and two kids in diapers.
“I was told that Rinpoche was ready to retire.”
It worked for me and I didn’t give it a second thought until years later.