In 2017 there is not even the pretense of separation between China’s dictatorship and the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism 

That since 1959 when the 16th Karmapa fled China’s dictatorship to 2017 with a 17th Karmapa finding common cause with the very same Chinese dictatorship is a perfect example of the downside of a small group of Tibetan exiles living in the West getting what they wished for after the 16th Karmapa passed into Parinirvana here in 1981.

I submit this for your consideration that 36 years later that said group of Tibetan exiles living in the West, whether we like it or not, did indeed accomplish what they set out to accomplish since 1981 that despite the fact that OTD was last year caught using Chinese money (which he hid in a offshore bank account using the very same law firm used by members of China’s dictatorship to hide their fortunes) to fund his annual Kagyu Monlam prayer festival, said annual Kagyu Monlam prayer festival was held again this year and that other than here you will not read a single word from Buddhism’s chattering class against this being so.

Their success means the end of the Karma Kagyu lineage as established here by the 16th Karmapa between 1974 and 1981, seven years of a Buddha, Vajradhara, empty, luminous, and capable of anything which forever changed my life personally, but this was not what said group of Tibetan exiles living here wanted for themselves, to make Tibet (as part of China) great again.

Today we as Karma Kagyu have no common cause whatsoever as Buddhists with ‘those Tibetans gathered this year at OTD’s Kagyu Monlam prayer festival which as this separation plays itself out in the coming years the good will we as people have hitherto had for Tibetans is no more, we will never see a Tibetans and think of them as Buddhists but as something else, that which we as Buddhists can associate ourselves with as such, the unintended of consequence of a small group of Tibetan exiles living here collaborating with China’s occupation of Tibet to make Tibet (as part of China) great again.

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3 responses to “In 2017 there is not even the pretense of separation between China’s dictatorship and the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism 

  1. Katie

    I agree.

    I also am a bit salty that I don’t have a penis and am not a monk; monks seem to get the priority these days in the karma kagyu world.

    This isn’t something I can relate to- and I know that I am not alone.

    Makes me wonder: Your Holiness, where is our Pussy Riot?

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