Introduction

Panchen Lama during the struggle (thamzing) session 1964

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before. – Thorsten Veblen While His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, is an immensely popular, even iconic figure in the world, the existence and importance of the Panchen Lama are widely unknown to those who admire the Dalai…

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