Kagyu Monlam February 9, 2017
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Tagged as #pulpbuddhism
I have to admit, it sure does look like a Chinese cult.
And on top of it: I went to the OTD mönlam in 2014 and wanted to know he he is like. I’m a folower of Karmapa Thaye Dorje, but one has to stay open, anyway OTD is a high reincarnated Lama. I’m used to see “my” Karmapa easily, under the Bodhi tree you can approach, you are in touch with the situation. So on a sunny january day I went to the “Mönlam Pavillion” where OTD did his mönlam, or the Drubchö the days before. I went just to the entrance :
“For monastic only”.
OK. I thought
The lay people had shabby tents on a dusty fireld where the ceremony was transmitted to huge screens. Off I went, back to the Karma monastery, where I had an spontaneous interview with Beru Khyentse Rinpoche (formerly neutral, today follower (and teacher) of K Thaye Dorje). He is a Gyalwa Yabse, and an incarnation of the Great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. Here he sat there with his wife, granted me without any hurry a 20 minutes interview. He was available for me.
So no matter if there is a “true” 17th Karmapa or not I knew (which due to evidence of the facts I believe its Thaye Dorje): On this “side” I’m right, there is contact, it’s about practice and not about media covering, meeting stars, important universities, Soros’ daughter and – there on this side are no signs of Chinese or other political interference.
Wow! That’s quite a story.
What the hell is our sect doing? Monlam is like a cheap awards ceremony.
Dear Ted, we have been trying to tell you all how it is with us for quite some time now. The story from Karmapainfos is not unique at all, I have has several spontanious interviews with Karmapa Thaye Dorje, he is very open and aproachable.
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