The 11th Panchen Lama is performing an important religious ritual in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
The second day of the four-day Kalachakra ritual on Friday attracted more than 100,000 pilgrims, including 100 senior monks.
The ritual is held in the New Palace of Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu near Zhaxi Lhunbo Lamasery in Xigaze, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
This is the first Kalachakra ritual that is given by the Panchen Lama.
Kalachakra means the wheel of time.
The ritual includes a series of teachings and initiations that are given by gurus to help Buddhists through the cycle of life.
It is also the first time in half a century that the ritual has been performed in Tibet.
The ritual lasts from Thursday to Sunday.