In August, Nagchu City in the Tibet Autonomous Region ushered in its best season of the year. In the past few days, the 11th Panchen Lama visited his hometown of Nagchu and conducted a series of social activities. He went to monasteries of various sects to worship the Buddha, visit monks, and met his relatives.
It is the 4th time for Panchen Erdeni Choskyi Gyalpo, a leader of Tibetan Buddhism, to return to his hometown since 1995. The Panchen Lama is a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the Tibet Branch of the Buddhist Association of China.
Monks of Rongburedeng Monastery look forward to the arrival of the 11th Panchen Lama.
The 11th Panchen Lama chants prayers at Rongburedeng Monastery.
The 11th Panchen Lama touches foreheads of monks at Rongburedeng Monastery.
Monks debate scriptures at Rongburedeng Monastery.
Monks in the Batang Monastery line up to welcome the 11th Panchen Lama.
Monks in the Batsang Monastery present gifts to the 11th Panchen Lama.
The 11th Panchen Lama at the Yuexiong Glacier.
The 11th Panchen Lama views the scenery of Yuexiong Glacier.