We recently learned Ponlop Rinpoche got married, had a baby, and changed his name

Picture of Boulder’s very own Naropa groundhogs dishing the latest dirt for our entertainment here

“Good luck with that, Rinpoche.”

So says Waylon’s bartender.

Pause.

“See, dear, it’s never too late for a man.”

So says Waylon’s girlfriend.

Noble silence ensues.

End scene.

Brought to you by Boulder’s very own Naropa Groundhogs, for entertainment purposes only, not to be shared with people with no sense of humor or while said party is operating farm equipment

Advertisements

14 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

14 responses to “We recently learned Ponlop Rinpoche got married, had a baby, and changed his name

  1. Rajesh

    What’s the big deal?

    Ricky is a fine name!

    Looks as if he gave his ex-wife a home for $1 according to property records. Rinpoche had been married for years to an Indian woman before the current Chinese one.

  2. Rajesh

    I wonder what Mr Horn, Waylon and
    Justin Wall have to say about the new Ricky.

    As the forefront of American vajrayana their views are needed!

  3. Rajesh

    Thanks! Do you care to offer some more commentary on the recent developments in Ponlop Rinpoche’s marriage, his recent fatherhood, the attempt to hide it and his stunning name change.

    As an aside, a friend who is a philosophy professor who specializes in post-colonial theory has a mouthful to say about Ponlop Rinpoche’s name change. She might not be correct, but it does seem like a case of trying to “westernize” himself even more. My parents were both immigrants and I have watched them do similar things. It’s kind of ironic that his step-father and his mother are so traditional.

    It’s almost as if he has had an arrested emotional development, perhaps in part to being raised a tulku, and only now is he going through the ‘standard’ adolescent rebellion that most of us have gone through to one degree or another.

    The term “rebel Buddha” may have an entirely different connotation under these circumstances.

    Makes me want to translate Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song into Tibetan…

  4. Maybe Ricky’s could have been more upfront about his personal life and how it influences his teaching of Dharma? Wonder if he talks about his personal life in his new book? It is about desire and emotion. He had a presentation in DC where might has said something?

  5. Maybe Ricky could have been more upfront about his personal life and how it influences his teaching of Dharma? Wonder if he talks about his personal life in his new book? It is about desire and emotion. He had a presentation in DC where might have said something?

  6. M.L. Ho

    I will never buy his books again or listen to his dharma preaching! A failure!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s