Picture of Akong Rinpoche who as a member of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party made China’s approval of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as Karmapa Yangsi and his subsequent enthronement at Tsurphu monastary happen, based on what we know today of what in fact happened
“We obviously need to know more about Akong Rinpoche’s role in China’s approval of Ogyen Trinley Dorje as Karmapa Yangsi and his subsequent enthronement at Tsurphu monastery in occupied Tibet.”
“Unfortunately he was murdered in China by a former monk of Situ Rinpoche, as the story goes, in a dispute over money of all things.”
“A tragic end for a good man by all accounts but sadly how he died nonetheless, needlessly, in a quarrel with a fellow Tibetan over money.”
“For what it’s worth, not to judge, based on what information we do have about how Ogyen Trinley Dorje became the Chinese Communist Party’s choice for Rangjung Rikpe Dorje’s successor as Karmapa and his subsequently enthronement at Tsurphu, has Akong Rinpoche as the member of the Karma Kagyu sect on the ground in occupied t
Tibet that made this happen as such.”
“Not to judge Rinpoche, but simply to, as we have every right to as Karma Kagyu, to separate fact from fiction as it pertains to Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s selection as Karmapa Yangsi.”
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