Beijing’s Panchen Lama tells monks to love the Party, decries commercialisation of Buddhism

The Beijing-appointed leader of Tibetan Buddhism has called on monks to love the country and the Communist Party during a speech at the annual “two meetings.” Gyaincain Norbu, China’s official Panchen Lama, also criticised the commercialisation of the religion. He lamented that some monasteries have been turned into “cash cows” and “shopping malls.” On Saturday, he called on […]