I am investigating reactions from the Kagyu hierachy -- I suspect they are very worried.
According to one post on Kalu Rinpoche's Facebook page, he got support from Tai Situ, one of the top Kagyu authorities, to remove the lamas from his main center in France, and to bring in a new crew, who, he says, disciples can feel safe studying with. The fact that he has at least Tai Situ's support is significant. [www.paldenshangpa.net
] The background to this clean-up was given in one of the links is my post above. (http://www.paldenshangpa.net/2011/04/broken-hearted-in-france/)
This business of accusing anyone who would publicly raise the issue of corruption and abuse in TB of being an agent for the Chinese, as Blue Dakini and I have experienced, strikes me as ironically Stalinesque, and not in the best interests of Tibetan Buddhism. "If you're not with us, you're against us". Dare to suggest the system needs improvement, and off to the gulag you go, as an enemy of the people. The result of that policy was a society that cannibalized itself.
I'm heartened by the appearance on the scene of this young reincarnation, who has the courage and the integrity to speak out and to enact reforms. We'll see how the Tibetan community reacts to him, and how the religious power structure does. Undoubtedly, a few, like the ever-trendy filmmaker, Dzongsar Khentse Rinpoche, will pretend they were for reforms all along. Dare we hope that Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche's actions will start a trend? Is he Tibetan Buddhism's Gorbachev? Only time will tell.