Kicked out of Karme Choling…

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on Nov 28, 2010
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…and on the cover of Buddhadharma.

Explanatory note: the story isn’t important. It never is. The storyline is what we come back to the present moment from; the story line is full of right and wrong and us vs. them. Dharma Centers, such as Karme Choling, are full of community and cozyness…but they’re also full of heartbreak and banal, daily frustrations and gossip. They give us true friends, and they give us heartbreak…and when we leave (or are shown the door) we remember them with the raw heart love that a mother feels for her child, or vice versa.

~ Ed.


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8 Responses to “Kicked out of Karme Choling…”

  1. Buddhist says:

    definitely challenging Buddhism's status quo! in the best of ways

  2. This could use some explanation for us non-Buddhist readers!


    Bob W.
    Yoga Editor

  3. elephantjournal says:

    This is a rare in-joke blog and I'd prefer to leave it un-story-lined. Apologies to all!

  4. No problem. Then I'll stop trying to figure it out!

  5. elephantjournal says:

    Stephanie P: lids and flowers ; )

  6. mary fitzsimons says:

    Happens all the time, Some Lamas blame the karma of divisive politics for the fall of Tibet, see whats happening at Rigdzin Ling

  7. EJT says:

    It's not about the story, but oh I just thought I'd publish a personal incident that I could have merely discussed with my friends or others involved? Give me a break. If you have an "inside joke," keep it inside. This does nothing to promote community or make me interested in your website.

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