Dateline July 5, 2017 and welcome all to my Tibetan Buddhist Garage established here by myself in the service of sentient beings. in 2013 at the behest of John “the maker’ Christensen of Chicago, hat tip John Pappas former Waylon Lewis’ “Elephant Journal” contributor) for walking me through the WordPress set-up after Walton and I parted company in 2010 when he put my content behind a paywall without my permission. This establishment has served over 1000,000 visitors (over 500,000 views) from around the world (over half outside the United States) to date and counting. My intention in 2006 when I began my “Reluctant Lama” message board on MySpace as”Ryder Japhy” was not to become a mechanic for the broken Tibetan Buddhists of the free world. A middle aged Tibetan Buddhist recluse (class of 1981, senior disciple, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Karma Triyana Dharmachackra, Woodstock, New York) at the time at the time. The “Reluctant Lama” proved to be quite trollable “Sociable” (troll-able for what we today call social media) and it went viral. Colleen Reed (fellow senior disciple of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche) tried to shut it down but it was too late. I stopped working at 46 years of age to do ngondro in semi-retirement until my wife Gigi Grajdura (former senior editor, McGraw-Hill Education, currently freelance copy editor/proof reader) was ready to join me in retreat in what seems like several lifetimes ago. Twitter @ryderjaphy (voted best of #buddhism), Elephant Journal “Blogisatva Award” Finalist for my “The Lawnmower Rebellion” post which made public the “banishment of Bardo Tulku Rinpoche” backstory, all of which ruined said plan for the future. Needless to say I have had my fare share of trolls over the years. Fortunately there are no shortage of broken Tibetan Buddhists in need of a tune up by yours truly so I always have my hands full here as a mechanic in the service of broken Tibetan Buddhists. As a founding member of Chicago KTC I know what ails the surving Tibetan Buddhists in recovering from the experience. Every honest person needs new friends.