His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama

His Holiness the 9th Panchen Lama Thubten Choekyi Nyima was born in 1883. The name “Panchen” is an abbreviation meaning ‘great scholar’. In fact, the Panchen Lama is second-highest ranking Lama in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, the highest being the Dalai Lama.

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Karchen-la Celebrates His 101st Birthday

Venerable Karchen Lobsang Chodar was born in Shigatse, central Tibet. At a very young age, he enrolled in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, one of the largest monastic universities in Tibet.

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Historic First Kalachakra Initiation by the 11th Panchen Lama

H.H. the 11th Panchen Lama recently bestowed the Kalachakra initiation at his New Palace near Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the first to be held publicly in Tibet/China in the last 50 years and the historic first Kalachakra initiation presided over by the young Panchen Lama.

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This photo gallery contains a selection of stunning images of the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, his emanations and his entourage from around the world.

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His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

The 10th Panchen Lama Lobsang Trinley Lhündrub Chökyi Gyaltsen was a great patron of Tibetan language, arts, culture, history, religion, scripture, ancient texts, traditions and a scholar of Buddhism himself. He is the highest ranking Gelug lama, second only to the Dalai Lama.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

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Founded by the 1st Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gendun Drup in 1447, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelugpa lineage. Since the 4th Panchen Lama took over as head of the monastery, Tashi Lhunpo has been the seat of all Panchen Lamas up until this day.

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His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

His Eminence Domo Geshe Rinpoche

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In 1937, His Eminence the 2nd Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche was born into the Enchey Kazi family, a prominent and well-respected family in Sikkim. It is said that when he was born, many miraculous signs were seen and flowers blossomed around his parents’ home.

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His Eminence Drubwang Gangchen Rinpoche

Descending from a long line of incarnations that include the great Mahasiddha Darikapa, His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche is a renowned healer who is well known for his mastery of various Tantric systems and for his closeness to the mystical land of Shambhala.

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His Eminence Serkong Dorje Chang

His Eminence Serkong Dorje Chang

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H.E. the 2nd Serkong Dorje Chang was a prominent Lama during the time of H.H. the 13th Dalai Lama. Formerly a monk of Gaden Monastery, Serkong Dorje Chang is the only Lama in Gelug history whom the Dalai Lama has advised to return his ordination vows and take on a consort.

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His Eminence Zawa Tulku Rinpoche

Born in 1978 in Dharamsala, India, Zawa Tulku Rinpoche entered Gaden Shartse Monastery in 1982 as instructed by His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. He received his ordination vows from the illustrious Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche.

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Gangchen Monastery

Gangchen Monastery

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Gangchen Monastery was founded in the 15th Century by Panchen Zangpo Tashi, one of His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche’s previous incarnations. The monastery is located in Shigatse, Central Tibet and is famous for preserving the precious and sacred Tantric teachings, as well as its many associated miracles.

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Lama Michel Rinpoche

Lama Michel Rinpoche

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Lama Michel Rinpoche was born in 1981 in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he would eventually make a connection with his root teacher, Lama Gangchen. It is said that Lama Michel chose to be born in Brazil not only to benefit the whole country and South America, but the whole of contemporary society.

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Venerable Choyang Duldzin Kuten Lama

In 1917, a boy who would eventually grow up to become the Choyang Duldzin Kuten Lama was born in Khele, Tibet. He was given the name Migmar Tsering and at the age of seven, he joined Ngamring Monastery, affiliated with Tashi Lhunpo.

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