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Panchen Lama conducts Buddhist service

By Source:Xinhua 2016-07-05

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The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, conducts Buddhist services at the Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery on July 4 and performs an abhiseca -- a Tibetan strength-giving ceremony -- for thousands of monks and pilgrims. [Xinhua] 

The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, conducted Buddhist services at the Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery on Monday and performed an abhiseca -- a Tibetan strength-giving ceremony -- for thousands of monks and pilgrims.

The ritual started at about 2 p.m. and lasted until 5 p.m, during which the monks and pilgrims prostrated themselves to the Panchen Lama and listened to him recite and explain Buddhist scriptures.

Panchen Lamas traditionally perform abhisecas at the Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery.

The residence of all previous Panchen Lamas, the 300,000-sq-m Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery was built in 1447.

The 11th Panchen Lama, born on Feb. 13, 1990 in Lhari County of Tibet, was enthroned at Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery by the Chinese central government on Dec. 8, 1995.

The Panchen Lama serves as vice president of the Buddhist Association of China and a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body.

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