China News Agency, Lhasa, May 18 (Jiang Feibo Li Lin) In the early morning of May 18, Panchen Erdeni Choji Jeb, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, and President of the Tibetan Branch of the Buddhist Association of China, went to Lhasa Jokhang Temple worships Buddha, and leads hundreds of monks to recite sutras and pray for blessings.

This is the Panchen Lama's first Buddhist activity in Tibet in 2022.

In the early morning of May 18, the monks of the Jokhang Temple formed a "Sezhang" team, held high the victory banner and the pillar banner, and lined up on both sides of the hall leading to the Panchen Lama.

On the same day, the Panchen Lama Erdeni Chokyi Jebu went to the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa to worship Buddha and led a hundred monks to recite the scriptures and pray for blessings.

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  The ancient city of Lhasa is full of bright moon, and the night is quiet. The Jokhang Temple, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, is bright with butter lamps.

At about 5 o'clock in the morning, the monks of the Jokhang Temple formed a "Sezhang" team, held high the victory banner and the pillar banner, and lined up on both sides of the hall leading to the Panchen Lama.

In the early morning of May 18, the Panchen Lama arrived at the Jokhang Temple.

On the same day, the Panchen Lama Erdeni Chokyi Jebu went to the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa to worship Buddha and led a hundred monks to recite the scriptures and pray for blessings.

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  When the Panchen Lama and his entourage arrived at the Jokhang Temple, the Dharma names rang in unison and the Dharma gongs played in chorus.

Escorted by eminent monks holding incense burners and umbrellas, the Panchen Lama stepped into the main hall of the Jokhang Temple and paid homage to the Avalokitesvara Hall one by one.

  In the main hall of the main hall of the Jokhang Temple, there is a 12-year-old statue of Sakyamuni who was brought into the snowy plateau by Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty.

The Panchen Lama made a pilgrimage and offered hada to the Buddha statue, and then ascended to the throne opposite the temple, leading the monks to pray for the prosperity of the country and the peace of the people and the benefit of all beings.

On May 18, in the main hall of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the Panchen Lama worships in front of the 12-year-old statue of Sakyamuni.

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  At this time, hundreds of monks in the main hall sat one after another, chanted sutras in unison, prayed sincerely, and the sound of chanting sutras resounded in the hall.

Later, the Panchen Lama bestowed blessings on the monks of the Jokhang Temple.

On May 18, in the main hall of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, the Panchen Lama gave blessings to the monks of the Jokhang Temple.

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On May 18, the Panchen Lama recited sutras and prayed for blessings at the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa.

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  It is reported that on May 10, the Panchen Lama and his entourage arrived in Lhasa by plane and started various social activities such as Buddhist activities and research and investigation in Tibet in 2022.

On the afternoon of the same day, when the motorcade drove into Dorje Phodrang, his residence, Xuelin, monks from various monasteries in Lhasa and believers from all ethnic groups held a welcoming ceremony for the Panchen Lama.

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On May 10, Panchen Erdeni Chokyi Jeb, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, and President of the Tibetan Branch of the Buddhist Association of China, arrived in Lhasa by plane.

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On May 10, Panchen Erdeni Chokyi Jebu, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the Tibetan branch of the Buddhist Association of China, arrived in Lhasa.

Zhuang Yan (left), Executive Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the Autonomous Region Political Consultative Conference, presented Hada to the Panchen Lama.

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On May 10, Panchen Erdeni Chokyi Jebu, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the Tibetan branch of the Buddhist Association of China, arrived in Lhasa and was welcomed by people of all ethnic groups.

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On May 10, believers of all ethnic groups and all walks of life lined up to welcome the Panchen Lama in Dorje Phodrang, Xuelin, Lhasa.

On the same day, Panchen Erdeni Chokyi Jebu, member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, vice president of the Buddhist Association of China, and president of the Tibetan branch of the Buddhist Association of China, arrived in Lhasa.

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