How did OTD explain Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche’s absence from his 2017 Kagyu Monlam prayer festival?

photo from last year of Jamgon Kongtrul the 4th apparently deleted from OTD’s Kagyumonlam.org site but cached on Google

Judging from the spike in traffic here Jamgon Kongtrul the 4th’s absence at OTD’s 2017 Kagyu Monlam “monastics-only” prayer festival has been noted by those whom had hitherto thought the young Tulku the future of the Karma Kagyu lineage for a generation since his predecessor’s 1992 suicide.

I submit this here to your consideration.

Given OTD’s lack of transparency nobody knows anything.

We only get to know what OTD wants us to know.

And OTD being who he is wants us to know nothing apparently.

We can only assume there will be no pictures of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the 4th this year from OTD’s 2017 Kagyu Monlam prayer festival.

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5 responses to “How did OTD explain Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche’s absence from his 2017 Kagyu Monlam prayer festival?

  1. okiebuddhist

    What’s shaking with the Karmapa? He seems a bit aloof this year. What’s changed? He’s always received financial support without accountability, so something else must be happening. Maybe I’m just having false perfections in samsara. I’ve been aloof to my practice, too. There’s the teaching! He’s being me–all of us!

  2. nikolas kaugon

    the last jkr committed suicide? waa? am i totally out of the loop? i thought it was a car accident and there were debates about whether accidental or sabotage.

  3. No Nik,
    The previous reincarnation committed suicide or died in a car crash, nobody knows. The current one quit and ran away and will likely remain in hiding.

    QP

  4. Drolma


    Here he explains how he feels about it.

  5. nikolas kaugon

    you’re posting too often for me to keep up. it is informative though.

    i knew several people, many, in british columbia who were serious students of the last jkr, very saddening. i lived on their retreat property on salt spring island. got a lot of practice done and did a lot of work to maintain the place. i was the nyingma weirdo, but i got to know many karma kasgyu and shangpa kagyu. these revelations make me think we really need to clean up asian cultural practices.

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