Panchen Lama


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Related to Panchen Lama: Dalai Lama, Karmapa Lama
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the lama next in rank to the Dalai Lama

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In July, he performed the Kalachakra puja in Shigatse " attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees." The atheist Communist Party, which has apparently acquired a great knowledge in religious matters, asserted: " The Panchen Lama has become an accomplished Buddhist leader, who has given head- touching blessings to 1.5 million Buddhists.
An official was quoted as saying that the Panchen Lama has won broad praise since taking up the position two decades ago in what was a great victory against separatists.
Panchen Lama said he will work hard to help develop Tibet and lift its people out of poverty, after he was elected to the post in a meeting of the fund's directors Saturday.
The Dalai Lama used a different process to select the Panchen Lama and came up with a different candidate, so now there are two of them.
In 2007, he seized a microphone during a speech at a horse-racing festival in Lithang, and proceeded to call for the return of the Dalai Lama and the release of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the present Dalai Lama's candidate for Panchen Lama, and of Tenzin Delek, a lama from Lithang who was sentenced to life in prison for alleged involvement in terrorism, and the independence of Tibet.
The death of the 10th Panchen Lama in 1989 set the stage for a great conflict between Chinese authorities, wishing to secure their ideological hold over Tibet, and Tibetan religious authorities wishing to preserve and maintain the religious history and lineages of Tibet.
During his audience with Emperor Qianlong in 1780, the Sixth Panchen Lama from Tibet stayed in Chengde for several months and the lamas who followed him from Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet remained in Chengde to assist Emperor Qianlong with affairs in Waimiao or Waibamiao.
Shigatse is home to Tashilhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama, and home to a towering statue of the Maitreya Buddha.
A local Tibetan official was quoted as telling a public meeting, convened by county and local government officials in Dowa on Sunday, that the reasons for earlier self-immolations are a ban on keeping photos of the Dalai Lama and worshiping him, restrictions on the Dalai Lama's return to his homeland, imprisonment of the Panchen Lama and lack of freedom in Tibet.
Anthropologists explore such topics as the use of the ritual drawing of lots for the selection of the 11th Panchen Lama, legal dramas on the Amdo Grasslands, the preservation and transformations of liturgical traditions in exile as exemplified by the Zhe chen monastery in Bodnath (Nepal), low tricks and high stakes surrounding the holy Halesi-Maratika Caves in eastern Nepal, and Buddhism and modernity in post-communist Mongolia.
The Chinese consider him a dangerous separatist leader, camouflaged behind a facade of Buddhism; they have constantly sought to control the Lamaist institutions, as demonstrated by their interference in the matter of the Panchen Lama, but up until now those institutions have resisted.
The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, the Tibetan Buddhism leader sanctioned by Beijing, on Thursday delivered a speech here on Buddhism on his first trip outside mainland China.
In 1998, however, in a crisis of conscience, he fled his position as head abbott of the famed Kumbum Monastery and appointed tutor to the Politburo's hand-picked puppet Panchen Lama. At the time of his defection, he was the highest-ranking lama to leave Communist-occupied Tibet as the Dalai Lama.