The Edgelord Lama

Matthew Remski
7 min readJul 6, 2021

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche shitposts his way through #metoo

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, 2016.

To understand how a worldly and sophisticated 60 year-old Bhutan-born Buddhist lama starts shitposting about #metoo, we need some background and nuance. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche isn’t your typical 4chan troll. He’s on a mission to defend a global spiritual industry that’s crumbling under the weight of its abuse revelations. Somehow, he believes that cloaking the…