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Press Release: The Panchen Lama Controversy

October 6, 2010

The data collection explains in detail one of the
cornerstones of Chinese’s policy intended to
strengthen their territorial claim on the Tibet Autonomous Region.
October 4, 2010

PRLog (Press Release) -- Oct 4, 2010 --
GREENFIELD, MA - Copperhill Media announces an
article series by Wilfried F. Voss, explaining
the “Panchen Lama Controversy.” The data
collection explains in detail one of the
cornerstones of Chinese policy intended to
strengthen their territorial claim on the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The Panchen Lama, meaning "Great Scholar," is the
highest-ranking Lama after the Dalai Lama in the
Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The sect
controlled western Tibet from the 16th century
until the establishment of Chinese sovereignty in
1951. The successive Panchen lamas form a
reincarnation lineage, and they are believed to
be the incarnations of Amitabha Buddha.

The Panchen Lama bears part of the responsibility
of identifying the next incarnation of the Dalai
Lama and vice versa, an element that appears
crucially pertinent to the Chinese government
when it comes to maintaining their territorial claim on Tibet.

On May 14, 1995, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
identified a six-year-old boy by the name of
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima as the 11th incarnation of
the Panchen Lama, but only three days later the
boy and his parents were taken into Chinese
custody. To this day there are no records of the
whereabouts of the boy, his parents, or his siblings.

In November of the same year the Chinese had
officially enthroned six-year-old Gyaltsen Norbu,
the son of two communist party members, as the 11th Panchen Lama.

One of the critical responsibilities of the
Panchen Lama is to identify the 15th Dalai Lama
and act as regent during the next Dalai Lama’s
childhood. It is beyond question that Beijing is
preparing for the death of His Holiness the 14th
Dalai Lama, and Gyaltsen Norbu is a crucial part
of their plan. Currently, their boy undergoes
training in Beijing to become the public display
of Tibetan Buddhism when His Holiness dies.
Beijing anticipates the world will accept
whatever boy Gyaltsen Norbu is ordered to choose as the 15th Dalai Lama.

Mr. Voss’ article series addresses the Tibetan
spiritual-political system, the reign of the 10th
Panchen Lama, the reign of the 14th Dalai Lama,
the Incarnation of the 11th Panchen Lama, the
political significance of the 11th Panchen Lama, and more.

For more information log on to the authors
website at

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