Fr. Flynn

A Lonely Monk From Tibet

 By Fr. Flynn

A Catholic Missionary and a Buddhist monk find Friendship and much to admire in each other’s religion 

I have a friend who is a Buddhist monk: Nyechan Rimpoche Thuptenchodak Gyatso. That is his name. Gyatso is his family name; Nyechan is the name of the temple he entered at the aged of eight years, and Rimpoche would mean something like “Father”. But the whole name is important because only by the whole name would you know that he is a Lama (A Tibetan priest) of outstanding scholarships.