Lhasa (Tibet): China appointed Panchen Lama or more accurately puppet Lama Gyaltsen Norbu recently grabbed headlines for pushing the Chinese claim of Tibetan Buddhism with Chinese characteristics. This version of Buddhism being presented by Gyaltsen Norbu is the vision that President Xi Jinping wants to enforce in Tibet, according to Tibet Press.
“People are of opinion that Tibetans will never waver from their faith and this is very much true but what we can witness here with the initiatives from Gyaltsen Norbu is, how China knowing this fact wants to shift the narrative of Tibetan Buddhism not only to the Tibetans under its thumb but also the Chinese mainland people, who are frequently invested and follow Tibetan Buddhism since the occupation of Tibet by China,” the report adds.
Tibetans must be grateful to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), according to the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama Gyaltsen Norbu, who reportedly made these remarks on August 2 during his visit to the Tashilhunpo Monastery, located at the foothills of Nisiri Mountain. During his visit to Sangding Monastery and Lhoka City last month, Gyaltsen Norbu gave lectures on the topic of “Sinicization of Tibetan Buddhism”.
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