It’s obvious that Ogyen Trinley is going to be the Dalai Lama’s successor judging by the amount of security surrounding him when he travels in the U.S. The above video looks more like a military operation than a Buddhist teacher making a visit to the U.S. Some people have brought up questions about Ogyen Trinley’s connections to the CIA.
In Buddha’s Not Smiling, Erik Curren noticed an obvious connection between Ogyen Trinley and the CIA:
Shimatsu’s team discovered that a helicopter that picked up Ogyen Trinley in Nepal was owned by a company that had previously done work for the United States CIA, Fishtail Air. Even more suspicious, the Fishtail Air office had lost all flight records for the day of Ogyen Trinley’s pickup. “When Susanna Chung and Prakash Khanal broke the story of the Mustang escape route and the Fishtail Air helicopter pickup at Thorang-La, I rushed the story and video to the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong Internet news department,” Shimatsu told me. “Their news producers were very excited and promised me five thousand dollars.”
“Then we had to clear the story through editors of the print version of the newspaper. We were greeted by three editors. They were female, and I suspect two of them were MI-6 (British intelligence) agents. They killed the story with totally bogus questions, all of which were proven on tape and in notes. They wanted to know who our key contact was in Mustang (a businessman) but I refused to disclose his identity, since he could easily be killed by the Manang smugglers involved with the Karmapa escape.” So the South China Morning Post killed Shimatsu’s story.
I wonder if the Dalai Lama’s successor is really being chosen by the Dalai Lama or by the CIA.