LHASA, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po Tuesday completed a nearly three-month tour of Buddhist and social activities in Lhasa, the capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.
Panchen Rinpoche, a 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 association's Tibet branch, arrived in Lhasa on June 18.
During his tour in Lhasa, Panchen Rinpoche visited several monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibet Buddhism Academy, where he held prayer meetings and expounded on the Buddhist sutras.
"The future progress and development of Tibetan Buddhism is not the task of just one living Buddha or a few lamas, but instead the mission of all lamas and our generation," he told lamas in Ramoche Temple on July 26.
While in Lhasa, he also visited the regional hospital of traditional Tibetan medicine and a tech company making health products, among other locations.
"Traditional Tibetan medicine is a treasure in Chinese culture, and it is the responsibility of our generation to inherit and carry forward this unique traditional culture," he said at the hospital on July 28.