When I was a child, a so-called “Dharma Brat,” I knew the 16th Karmapa a little—he was like a sports star in my childhood home, with pictures tacked up everywhere, news of him once in awhile. I called him the Big Man in the Big Hat. For more on the Karmapa, and his charismatic reincarnation, the eco-responsible 17th Karmapa—who may on some level succeed the Dalai Lama when he passes away—click the various words in this paragraph that are linked.
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