Tire-toé une bûche ,
Just follow the money.
We see you Tibetans.
L’affaire est ketchup !
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You know Bill I am just as upset as you are about this, but maybe it’s ok. Maybe they (the Chinese) need this maybe the will learn something and grow out of their old ways?
May the enlightened attitude develop where it has not arisen. Where it has arisen may it never weaken only grow. May all beings fully dedicate their lives to Bhodisattva practice.
A growing number of Rinpoches living in the West have normalized their relationship with China in their capacity as money launderers for its kleptocracy’s conspicuous consumption of Tibetan Buddhism one Rinpoche at a time. A dharma in harmony with a dictatorship is a dharma with no place in a democracy, there is no middle way between dictatorship and democracy. Tibetans we see you.
Of course there are more Tibetans who are comfortable with Chinese language and culture than Tibetans living abroad in India or the West. Does that mean they are “Chinese?” Any newly arrived Tibetan in India would rather go watch a Chinese movie on a Saturday night then a Bollywood movie, which causes a little friction with the old diaspora. Khenchen Tsultim Lodro is Tibetan by nationality, but like 95% of Tibetans he grew up in China. He’s still a fine Buddhist teacher even if his second language is Chinese, not English. He’s a student of the great Nyingma master Jigme Phuntsok who chose to stay in Tibet rather than flee abroad, and was famous for being appalled at the greed and shallowness of the exiled Tibetan Buddhist teachers when Mao died and he came out of hiding and finally had a chance to travel abroad and meet them. And it goes without saying that there are certainly more Han Chinese practicing Tibetan Buddhism than Westerners.
Monks will be monks. These days it’s more than a bump on the road associated with assimilating a new group of recent immigrants. These Rinpoches aren’t immigrants. Tibetan exiles, said Rinpoches are money launders for the China’s to be rich is glorious generation. This is something new. The 17th Karmapa has been using Kagyu Monlam LTD to launder Chinese money since 2008. It all seems to be a racket. Every Rinpoche it seems has a bit of Chinese money attached to their name these days. Fortunately for thé 17th Karmapa he’s been untouchable
in India to date. Unfortunately for him the border dispute between China and India has him in hiding at an undisclosed location abroad. Oh what a tangled web.
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