Ghost Writer Rides Again
Digital Tibetan Altar and Tulku Ogyen’s blog, ogyentulku.blogspot.com/, both operated by William Cassidy a.k.a tenparinpoche, in identical blog posts announce the visit this weekend of Tulku Ogyen to Palyul Changchub Dargyeling and refer to the center as the “officially sanctioned Palyul Center” of DC. We do not disagree that PCDC is a Palyul center. We do think Cassidy wishes to imply that it is the only “officially” sanctioned center in DC, and that is not true. This was a not so subtle dig on the part of Cassidy at Kunzang Palyul Choling, located in the DC area for the last 20+ years.
On his recent visit to DC in late 2009, His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche stayed and taught at Kunzang Palyul Odsal Changchub Choling (KPC) and at no other centers in the area because KPC is Palyul’s first and foremost seat in Palyul west. It houses His Holiness Penor Rinpoche’s throne. It is where His Holiness Penor Rinpoche gave the entire Rinchen Terzod and Namcho cycles of empowerments. It is also the location of Palyul’s western Ordained community. Mr. Cassidy would like to sweep these facts under the rug, but we’d like to set the record straight.