Whatever you think of what has become of Ponlop Rinpoche

Picture of Ponlop Rinpoche, being who he is, a wealthy, middle aged Asian man who divorced his wife, re-married a woman half his age, had a daughter with her, whom he adores, as he should, all in keeping with what he has taught us over the years, without contradiction

“It takes courage to be who we are.”

So says Ricky.

Allen replies.

“This is going to take some getting used to, obviously.”

Allen continues.

“I’m happy for you and wish you the best.”

Allen adds.

“It’ll be interesting to see how your friends in the Buddhist chattering class take your news.”

End scene.

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12 responses to “Whatever you think of what has become of Ponlop Rinpoche

  1. Linus

    Has anyone had a chance to ask Rinpoche directly about his activities?

    • I have yet to hear of anyone going there with him, in public.

      He needs to be the one to broach the subject.

      His wife has.

      She’s on television in Taiwan and has spoken to her public, as such, about Rinpoche, who he is, and so on.

      He likes to change his daughter’s diapers.

      He’s a real partner to her, and so on.

  2. kennynamgyal

    I told some one the other day that I am not looking forward to the day not when I don’t have to change diapers – they looked at me crossed eyed. It’s a very grounded act.

    I wonder about Rinpoche’s need for secrecy but I think it’s pretty cool that a rinpoche will has some similar life experiences as I – as it is, sometimes I feel disconnected with celibate monastics.

      • It was the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department put Ogyen Trinley Dorje on his throne at Tsurphu Monastery in occupied Tibet.

        Last month the very same United Front Work Department that put the Traleg Yangsi on his throne at Thrangu monastery in occupied Tibet.

        When the Dalai Lama does the United Front Works Department will put the Dalai Lama Yangsi on his throne at the Potala in occupied Tibet.

        This is what happens when an occupied people collaborate with their occupiers.

        The Karma Kagyu sect did just that when it repatriated the Gyalwa Karmapa to occupied Tibet.

        It chose to support China’s occupation of Tibet.

        It was a historic miscalculation which marked the end of the Diaspora as such.

        And Tibetans, including the Dalai Lama, have nobody to blame but themselves.

  3. Reggie

    Good morning! Here is the full text of China’s white paper:

    http://m.chinadaily.com.cn/en/2015-09/06/content_21796860.htm

    Enjoy!

  4. Jackie

    I look forward to Ricky’s next attempt at assimilation. He’s done the starter marriage and name change; maybe it’s time to ditch the robes.

  5. Reggie

    They already have one: the Internet!

    Oi vey, Rinpoche…

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