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“The Gyalwang Karmapa Expresses His Birthday Wish—To Visit His Homeland June 25, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia”

Bon lunch là,

kid waving, Kennedy expressway

Bon Voyage !


Tell me again Ogyen Trinley Dorje doesn’t want to go home.


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“Why does Doctor want you on the treadmill today” the nurse asked, what I did on my summer vacation 

Bon matin là,

“He wants to kill me to keep me alive” I said, a Vajrayana perspective.

“All our joys and the pain we go through, all our highs and lows, when realized, have no ground, they are our friends.”

Wisdom via Gotsangpa.



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“China’s Communist Youth League sets up dating service”

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That Ogyen Trinley Dorje has taken an unprecidented amount of money for a Tibetan exile from these people is public record.


PS the first time I completed treadmill portion of stress test, what I did on summer vacation

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“I was a person of interest in a murder investigation” speaking of that time in college with friends at a party

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West Side, Bucktown, Chicago

And nobody present is surprised, that’s the kid of Lama I am.

“It is important to have a wide range of experiences, both those that feel good and ones that feel bad.” Wisdom via Khenpo Tsulrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

If anyone thinks that once a lama points out for them the true nature of the mind and they have habituated themselves under the direct supervision by said lama over thirty years all that is required is to be a lama themselves is never give up on being who they are I am here to agree with these people.

I’m that old guy with a 7 year schooling him on his mom’s iPhone and the coolness of this amazing world of his world. His dad has a flip phone in 2017. A tenured professor. Mom with the successful musician’s career depends on the phone than than she feels comfortable. Good thing there was a grey head with an empty lap.

I can now say that I experienced Angry Birds through the eyes of a seven year old, not a stretch for me at this point in my ill heath. I feel very much like the sickly kid on the block that can’t come out and play.

I have no life exclusive to myself. I need only continue to be a part of the lives of the loving friends and family whom I am sharing this experiece with for howsoever long it last.

My ultrasound and stress test is tomorrow afternoon. No coffee and so on the stress test has begun. I know the routine well. I have to say it has been nothing if not interesting being a person of interest to my people here in this city.

In St Bruno, Quebec I could have been a big fish in a small. My family lived up the mountain on the side of the golf course where Serge Savard lived. I wore mucklucks. Hockey is a religion where I’m from. God wore mucklucks and drove his dog sled through my front yard as a kid. I miss life there more with each pasding year but I am very happy and blessed to have what I have made for myself.

The Shamarpa was right, this was before the 16th Karmapa died, that a future Karmapa would need a Chicago lama and he saw me as that person. Forget about running off to India and sitting at his feet. It has all been done before. I had everything I needed right here. Everything none of them, Situ, and so on.

I’ll never forget Situ Rinpoche complaining about how he can recite volumes on patience but that he personlly has never had the experience of having to be patient with someone. He wasn’t a happy tulku, none of them were in 1981.

Unlike Traleg Rinpoche whom the 16th Karmapa go his own way after Sanskrit University where he fell in love with Disco and it’s goddesses. While I sat in a snow bank listing Pink Floyd he was dancing up a storm in his amazingly luminous mind, the very same we all share, as we we always have as sentient beings.

Anyway it was the high point of my day being introduced to the world of a seven your old at a party with no other kids to play with. Hey, somebody had a use for me. I haven’t had a use since my heart attack. I’m determined to have another summer but I’m living this summer like it is my last. I suggest you do the same. Nothing I think matters. It’s all what you make of it.


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“Hong Kong was supposed to liberalize China. How did the opposite happen?”

Bon matin là,

Hat tip @issacstonefish “Journalist. Senior Fellow, Asia Society


Wrong about Hong Kong and wrong about Ogyen Trinley Dorje we today know that we were mistaken about what we thought to be China’s post-Maoist future.



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“Over the last decade, the Tibetan Plateau has changed beyond recognition”

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Hat tip @hpeaks



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“China refuses entry to 50 Indian pilgrims passing through Nathu La pass in Sikkim”

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Hat tip All India Radio News @airnnewsalerts


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“Stranger things have happened” Rinpoche said, and I’ve been a lama ever since

Bon après midi là,Shadow in halway, Edgewater, Chicago

I objected, I hadn’t even begun ngondro, my friends

And so on, “Stranger things have happened” and again

But Rinpoche knew what I wanted from him, lesson learned

Be careful what you wish for, some things are best kept to yourself

A lifetime ago it seems, speaking of

I’m still going through my mom’s belongings

Lots of pictures of me I hadn’t seen in ages

Talk about lifetimes ago,

I’m like Jeff Sessions when asked about meeting the Russians

I can’t quite recollect being this person, like I ever could forget

Before death comes clarity, this is what I wanted from Rinpoche

What he taught me, what makes me a lama

In his eyes, I nailed it
that summer of

The Widow maker, it was like riding a wave

I’ve been on that wave ever since, nothing lasts forever

I feel like I felt three years before the Widowmaker

But without the excuses

No bullshitting around this time around for me

Bring on the ultrasound, ready the stress test

Bill the insurance, lets do this right

I hate emergency rooms, too much sitting around

Talk about sad, better get this done while I have health insurance

My peers, speaking about what is happening

Are sworn to silence, we will be the last to know

Ogyen Trinley Dorje is in Tsurphu, which brings us back to

“Stranger things have happened” as Rinpoche said, words true indeed



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“Process Underway to Lift Restrictions on Karmapa’s Visit in Sikkim: Rijiju”

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I’ve entered a new stage in the bardo of sickness, another summer of my long goodbye to life 

Bon souper là,

Outside Harvard, Illinois

The last time I felt like I feel today I was three years out on my heart attack.

Eight years post-widow maker I’m running out of gas.


It’s time for another echocardiogram and a stress test.

I have proven to be much harder to kill me than my cardiologist had previously anticipated.

We’re going to have another go at it though.

I’m game.

So much is happening in the world these days it would suck big time to not get to see how everything turns out.



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