Dalai Lama Prepping for Reincarnation

The Dalai Lama is apparently not leaving his reincarnation to chance.  Taking a page from the playbook of millenialist Christians who leave instructional videos for their unraptured loved ones, the DL will leave written instructions about his own reincarnation:

DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The Dalai Lama said Saturday if he is to be reincarnated he will leave clear written instructions about the process, but that the matter is unlikely to come up for a number of years.

The Tibetan spiritual leader said in a statement that when he is “about 90″ he will consult Buddhist scholars to evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue at all. He is 76.

via News from The Associated Press.

  • Dan Hauge

    Whoa–I didn’t realize that even having a Dalai Lama at all was up for discussion–that’s really interesting.

    • Lock

      When Tibet is ruled by the Chinese, there may be very little left of Tibetian Buddhism to Dalai Lama over.

  • Chuck

    It seems that the real center of Tibetan Buddhism has moved to the US for all practical purposes. Last week, we were pulling out of the grocery store parking lot in Waukesha, Wisconsin and my wife noticed four men in oddly colored robes walking some distance away.

    They were four Tibetan Buddhist monks.

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