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  Panchen Lama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Panchen Lama is the second highest ranking lama after the Dalai Lama in the Gelugpa (Dge-lugs-pa) sect of Tibetan Buddhism (the sect which controlled Tibet from the 16th century until the Communist takeover).
Similarly, the Eighth Dalai Lama recognised the Seventh Panchen Lama.
In 1989, the 10th Panchen Lama died suddenly in Shigatse, Tibet at the age of 51, shortly after giving a speech critical of the Chinese occupation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panchen_Lama   (663 words)

 Panchen Lama, 11th incarnation - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Panchen Lama, 11th incarnation
The monastery is the former home of the Panchen Lama, second in the lamaist hierarchy to the Dalai Lama.
The Panchen Lama, a supporter of Chinese policy in Tibet, moved to Beijing in 1965.
The previous Panchen Lama (1935–1989) was deputed by the Chinese to take over when the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, but was stripped of power in 1964 for refusing to denounce the Dalai Lama.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Panchen+Lama,+11th+incarnation   (221 words)

 Panchen Lama
The concept of the reincarnation of a lama--where the soul of a dead lama is thought to have taken on the physical being of a newly born individual--is uniquely Tibetan.
Lamas are deemed to be on the threshold of enlightenment yet have postponed the final stage of nirvana (which would end the cycle of earthly rebirths) in order to be of assistance to the Tibetan people.
Both the PRC and the Dalai Lama declared the issue of the selection of the eleventh Panchen Lama was a religious one, unaffected by political concerns.
www.network54.com /Forum/18172   (3755 words)

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Since the 17th century the Panchen Lama has acted as Tibet's religious leader while the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama is being sought, and the older of the two incarnates has been the religious teacher of the younger.
Beginning in May bans were placed on public discussion of the Panchen Lama in the major Tibetan cities, and in June China launched a campaign to denounce the Dalai Lama on a scale not seen since the Cultural Revolution of the 1970's.
Since the Panchen Lama is the ultimate authority in the identification of the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, they believe it will only be a matter of time until the next Dalai Lama is theirs as well.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/panchen-lama-tibet.php   (1456 words)

 The 10th Panchen Lama
Since photographs of the Dalai Lama have disappeared from monasteries across Tibet, the most common images that you will encounter inside these religious centers are pictures of the late 10th Panchen Lama.
Because the late 10th Panchen Lama received the title of Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress from the Chinese government, there are no problems displaying his picture, unlike that of the Dalai Lama's.
Although he is a high-ranking religious leader, the Panchen Lama originally carried no political authority; however, successive Panchen Lamas were used by both Britain and China in their efforts to subjugate the Dalai Lama's government in Lhasa.
www.kotan.org /tibet/10th_panchen_lama.html   (437 words)

 Samsara: 1962 Panchen Lama Report
The report was written by the former Panchen Lama, the most important religious leader remaining in Tibet as well as the head of the then Tibetan government, who presented it to China's Premier, Zhou Enlai, on 18th May, 1962.
In a crucial passage the Panchen Lama makes it clear that these deaths were a result of official policies, not of any natural disasters, as Mao was claiming to his foreign visitors, a claim still accepted by some western sinologists.
The Panchen Lama, who was only 24 years old at the time, was not a Party member and faced considerable risks, especially since the relatively liberal climate of the previous year had already receded, and since steps had already been taken to address his complaints after he had raise many of them directly with Mao.
www.subliminal.org /tibet/testimony/1962-panchen.html   (2117 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama
April 25 1989) is, according to the Government of Tibet in Exile, the eleventh reincarnation of the Panchen Lama.
According to the government of Tibet Autonomous Region, Gyancain Norbu (Erdini Qoigyijabu) is the 11th Panchen Lama.
Following the unexpected death of the 10th Panchen Lama in 1989, the search for his reincarnation quickly became mired in political controversy.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima   (289 words)

 Free the Panchen Lama Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Panchen Lama was 6 years old when he and his parents were kidnapped from their home in Tibet by the Chinese government.
Panchen Lama is a religious title like Vice-President or Prime Minister that Tibetans give to the second greatest leader of Tibet.
China kidnapped the Panchen Lama, his parents and brother from their home in Tibet and are holding them under house arrest somewhere in China.
www.tibet.ca /panchenlama   (271 words)

 Tibet Society UK - The Background To The Panchen Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1933 the Thirteenth Dalai Lama died and the current incarnation is born in 1935.
The Panchen Lama was stripped of his office and the monks at Tashilhunpo were harassed and arrested.
The Tenth Panchen Lama died of a heart attack during a rare visit to Tibet on 28th January 1989 at the age of 53.
www.tibet-society.org.uk /pbackground.html   (877 words)

 On the Panchen Lama -W.G.Surkhang
The departure of the Panchen Lama for China in 1923 was one of the most confusing incidents of the history of that period.
The 4th Dalai Lama was born in Mongolia, and the relationship of mchod yon (spiritual teacher and patron) with the Mongolians was excellent.
The reasons for the Panchen Lama's endeavors in the interest of the Dalai Lama were that the 1st Dalai Lama had established the monastery known as Bkra shis lhun po and Panchen Chos kyi rgyal mtshan had been a pupil of the previous Dalai Lama.
www.cwru.edu /affil/tibet/booksAndPapers/onpanchen.htm   (4165 words)

 Tibet Buddhism: Dalai Lama and Panchen Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama, both of the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, are on the top of the lama hierarchy in old Tibet.
The Panchen Lama is esteemed as incarnation of Amitayus, Buddha of Infinite Light.
One Dalai Lama dies and the current Panchen Lama immediately leads a search for his reincarnation and guides and tutors the infant reincarnation till the new Dalai Lama is 18 to take his leadership.
www.tibettrip.com /features/panchen.htm   (363 words)

 Where is the Panchen Lama?
In May of 1995, the Dalai Lama announced the identification of the Eleventh Panchen Lama.
In December the furious CCP announced another child to be the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, and held a high-security ceremony to enthrone him.
The actions of the Chinese government in the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama represent yet another attempt to weaken the social, moral, and religious fabric of Tibetan life to further its exploitation as a colonial possession.
www.tibet.org /glow/panchen/panchen.html   (1462 words)

 CNN - Panchen Lama: Tibet's living god or puppet ruler? - July 2, 1999
But many Tibetan exiles -- including their top religious leader, the Dalai Lama -- consider the boy to be a pawn of the Chinese authorities who took over Tibet in 1959.
When the last Panchen Lama died in 1989, a search was launched, according to Tibetan Buddhist belief, to find the child in whom his soul had been reborn.
Because of the controversy, the Beijing-backed Panchen Lama is kept under close guard: Visiting journalists weren't allowed to see him, and were discouraged from filming even his motorcade.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/asiapcf/9907/02/little.lama   (450 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Panchen Lama
The Panchen Lama looms almost as large on the Tibetan landscape as the Dalai Lama, who is probably more familiar to people in the West.
In the 17th Century, the Great 5th Dalai Lama gave the title of 'Panchen Lama' to his teacher, the abbot of Tashi Lhunpo, and declared that he would continue to be reborn in an unbroken lineage of successors.
The quest for the 11th Panchen Lama was complicated by the animosity between the new Chinese rulers of Tibet and the Dalai Lama in exile in India.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A644320   (1286 words)

 Panchen Lama at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Panchen Lama is the second-highest ranking lama in the Geluk sect of Tibetan Buddhism, the sect which historically controlled Tibet.
The current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, named Gedhun Choekyi Nyima the 11th reincarnation of the Panchen Lama on May 14, 1995.
The last Panchen Lama's daughter is Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo, better known as "Renjji".
www.wiki.tatet.com /Panchen_Lama.html   (139 words)

 Free the Panchen Lama - Resource Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Other times, the Lama will only give general clues about where he will born next and then people have to do tests to make sure that the child they have found is the true reincarnation.
When the Lama, who was dressed as a merchant, asked the boy if he knew who he was, the boy said "You are a Lama of Sera" which was exactly right.
Then the Lamas looked at the young boy, because it is thought that tulkus have special features or signs on their bodies.
www.tibet.ca /panchenlama/resource.html   (1710 words)

 Australia Tibet Council: Campaigns: Release the Panchen Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
His decision to cooperate with the Dalai Lama was originally endorsed by the Chinese authorities, who in July 1993 allowed him to publicly hand over a letter to envoys of the Dalai Lama asking for his assistance in the search for the reincarnation.
He said that the Panchen Lama's reincarnation was a religious rather than a political matter, and that he hoped that the Chinese Government would cooperate with the Tashilhunpo monastery in enabling the child to receive proper religious training and to take up his spiritual responsibilities.
The Chinese authorities have acknowledged that Chadrel Rinpoche, the senior lama who led the search for the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, is still in prison although his six-year sentence expired on 17 May 2001.
www.atc.org.au /campaigns/panchen.html   (1401 words)

 Panchen Lama - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
His lineage dates to the 16th century, when the original Panchen Lama was declared to be the incarnation of Amitabha (阿彌陀佛;).
The Panchen has two main duties within Lamaism, first he is the tutor of the Dalai Lama, and second, he serves as the Abbot of the monastery for centuries.
Everything with the whole Panchen Lama deal would be peachy, ok well not peachy, but not under such criticism, if the Dalai Lama at the time didn't decide to mess it up by declaring the reincarnation by himself, negating the validity of the Chinese govt's method and such.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=22113   (1140 words)

 The identification of the Eleventh Panchen Lama by P. Jeffrey Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As Abbot of the Monastery, he was called Panchen, but he came to receive the distinctive title "Panchen Lama" when the Fifth Dalai Lama announced at his teacher's death that his teacher would reappear as a recognizable child-successor.
The title "Panchen Lama" also was applied retroactively to his teacher's two previous incarnations even though they did not belong to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, and thus the new incarnation became the Fourth Panchen Lama.
However, the Dalai Lama and the delegation from the Panchen Lama's monastery, originally appointed by Beijing, have agreed on the same candidate, and the Dalai Lama has announced the identification, no doubt to pre-empt interference by Beijing, which has not responded favorably to his messages.
www.virginia.edu /~soasia/newsletter/Fall95/nplama.html   (1444 words)

 Panchen Lama visits Tibet capital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The boy chosen by the Chinese government as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama was greeted warmly by dozens of monks when he visited Tibet's most sacred temple, state television reported, giving rare publicity to one of his appearances.
Beijing installed Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 after rejecting another boy chosen by the Dalai Lama, the religion's exiled leader and one of the figures most reviled by the Chinese government.
The 10th Panchen Lama openly criticized China's policies in Tibet in 1962 and was imprisoned for years before dying in mysterious circumstances in Tibet in 1988.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/08/16/international0310EDT0428.DTL&type=printable   (438 words)

 Tibet Society UK - The Current Panchen Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new Panchen Lama who was living in Tibet with his parents, however, was quickly condemned by the Chinese authorities and then abducted by the Chinese authorities becoming the worlds youngest political prisoner.
The admission by the Chinese that they are holding the Panchen Lama at least brings an end to the conjecture of whether or not he is still alive but it does nothing to quieten concerns about his safety.
The Chinese will no doubt continue holding the Panchen Lama whilst attempting to prove to the world that their choice is the true Panchen Lama and who can then be used as a political weapon against His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people in their peaceful and just struggle for an independent Tibet.
www.tibet-society.org.uk /pcurrent.html   (626 words)

A year later, in May 1996, the PRC admitted to holding the XIth Panchen Lama "at the request of his parents" for "he was at the risk of being kidnapped by separatists and his security had been threatened".
Thus, despite its rejection of the Dalai Lama's authority in recognising the Panchen Lama, and its refusal to acknowledge Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the true reincarnation, the Chinese government admitted the detention of the child.
Gedhun Chokyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama was born on 25th April 1989 to father Kunchok Phuntsok and mother Dechen Choedon of Lhari County of Nagchu Prefecture in Tibet.
hem.bredband.net /ritnyb/panchen4.html   (2070 words)

 Simhanada---His Holiness The Panchen Lama
The Panchen Lamas are one of the highest spiritual leaders of Tibet.
In the 1960s and 70s, various documents were written by the Panchen Lama petitioning the Communist Government to change its oppressive rule in Tibet.
Using his own pure wisdom eye and the unfailing advice of the protector Dorje Drakpa, HH the Dalai Lama in 1995 announced that Gendun Chokyi Nyima (born on April 25, 1989, in the Lhari District of Nagchu, Tibet) was the 11th Panchen Lama.
www.simhas.org /panchenlama.html   (505 words)

 Activities:The Panchen Lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On 14 May 1995, the Dalai Lama, Tibet's exiled religious leader, announced that six-year old Gendun Choekyi Nyima was the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama.
The Chinese authorities have disputed the Dalai Lama's authority to announce the discovery of the reincarnated Panchen Lama and rejected Gendun Choekyi Nyima in November, choosing instead another six-year old boy, Gyaltsen Norbu, as the 11th Panchen Lama.
The wherabouts of the abducted Panchen Lama were not known until June 1996, when after a year of denying any knowledge of his location the Chinese authorities finally admitted that they were indeed holding him.
www.ctcvan.ca /docs/ActivitiesPL.html   (362 words)

 His Holiness the Panchen Lama of Tibet
He is known as the Panchen Lama and is one of the young victims of China's brutal repression of the Tibetan people.
Determined to control religion in Tibet, the Chinese authorities kidnapped this young boy and his family in 1995 just days after he was recognized as the Panchen Lama.
Please, sign the petition for the release of the 11th Panchen Lama.
www.panchenlama.info   (242 words)

 Pachen lama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, son of Konchok Phuntsok and Dechen Choedon was born on April 25, 1989 in Lharu of Nagchu District in Tibet.
At the age of six he was proclaimed as the true reincarnation of the late 10th Panchen Lama, the second highest spiritual leader of Tibet.
Tibetan spiritual traditions require that the Panchen Lama receive the care and instruction at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery for his well being and proper religious education that befits him.
www.tibetanyouthcongress.org /pachenlama.htm   (236 words)

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