Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche’s brother and Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s labrang accused of fraud, kleptocracy, and tax evasion

Dear Readers,

We now have a second link between China’s billionaire Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and the Panama Papers, thanks to the Bhutan News Network, “Bhutanese named in Panama Papers”, which alleges that Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche’s brother and Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s labrang since 2005, appears to have engaged in “fraud, kleptocracy, and tax evasion” on behalf of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Does it go without saying that Ogyen Trinley Dorje must remove Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche as his Labrang and initiate a full and transparent accounting of his Karma Kagyu sect or step down as its leader?

I think so.

Bill

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2 responses to “Dilyak Drupon Rinpoche, Ponlop Rinpoche’s brother and Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s labrang accused of fraud, kleptocracy, and tax evasion

  1. Martin

    Brilliant work, Bill.

    If it is true that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree it may very well be safe to say the Ponlop Rinpoche has his money in secret accounts and their step-father, Tenzin Chonyi, has invested KTD’s financial wealth in similar accounts.

    If this can be tied to KTD, or rather the investment practices of KTD be tied to repugnant secret tax-dodges used by strong men and other unscrupulous folks such would be a mortal blow to the monastery and its reputation of an enlightened tourist destination….

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