Between 1974 and 1981 my generation of Karma Kagyu were all about the Vajrayana.
The 16th Karmapa was Vajradhara, a disruptor of paradigms.
Before the 16th Karmapa we thought we knew what Buddhism was, the Mahayana.
More opiate for the masses.
We weren’t big fans of religions.
Tibetans, especially monks, were part of the problem.
They were the establishment in Tibet whom the Tibetan people rose up against.
And then Vajradhara came to America.