In the year 1976, Anglophone 17 year old me fled St Bruno, Quebec, to get away from this guy.
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Imagine if Donald Trump was a chain smoker.
And then I took refuge here in Chicago with this guy.
You might have heard of him.
This was in 1981
Rinpoche knew I wasn’t a suitcase to drop his shit in and walk away with my life.
That was the fear.
I avoided this guy like the devil if his name came up.
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On the down low I couldn’t get enough of what he was saying about Tibetan tradition.
It’s spirit materialism.
A necessary evil in the short term but nothing we can’t deal with.
So I thoughts when I was 22 years old.