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Panchen Rinpoche visits Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet
By: Xinhua
update:May 19,2022
LHASA, May 18 -- Panchen Rinpoche on Wednesday visited Jokhang Temple, the most revered monastery in Lhasa, starting his activities in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region this year.   
Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po, a leader of Tibetan Buddhism, arrived at Jokhang Temple at 5:26 a.m. Wednesday, greeted by monks lining up and holding Tibetan incense or Buddhist prayer flags.
Panchen Rinpoche visited the temple, paid homage, and presented hada to the statues of Buddhas.   
He then led sutra chanting at the temple, praying for peace, prosperity and stability, before performing a head-touching ritual to bless the monks.
Panchen Rinpoche arrived in Lhasa on May 10. During his stay in Tibet, Panchen Rinpoche will attend a series of religious and social activities.
Panchen Rinpoche is one of the most influential reincarnated living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism.
He was born in February 1990 in Lhari County, the city of Nagqu in northern Tibet.   
He was approved by the central government as the reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Erdeni and was enthroned in 1995.
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