Dalai Lama sole authority to decide on his reincarnation declares ABCP

DHARAMSALA, 2 Feb: Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace(ABCP) has unanimously adopted a three-point special resolution on the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama that declared the Tibetan Spiritual leader has the sole authority to decide on his next reincarnation.

The 3-point resolution on the “future status of the Dalai Lama institution” was proposed by the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) Religion and Culture Kalon (Minister) Ven. Karma Gelek Yuthok and unanimously adopted at the 13th meeting of the Executive Council (EC) of ABCP reports tibet.net the official webpage of the CTA.

The resolution on the reincarnation on the future status of the Dalai Lama institution unanimously adopted by the members of the ABCP EC Meeting as follows;

  1. To continue the Institution and Reincarnation of the Dalai Lama in the future;
  1. The incumbent XIV Dalai Lama to be the sole authority of how the next reincarnation of the Dalai Lama should return, and the Tibetan people never to recognize any Dalai Lama reincarnation candidate chosen and installed by the Chinese government; and
  1. (iii)To employ the eight centuries old unique Tibetan traditional method in searching and recognizing the next Dalai Lama.

Owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 13th meeting of the Executive Council (EC) of the Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (ABCP) was held via webinar in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 14th January 2021.

Representatives from 25 countries took part in the  General Assembly meeting via zoom.

The ABCP has maintained that the EC Meeting “provided an opportunity to the national centres to come together on one forum and to discuss a number of specific issues related to the organization and implement actions directed towards strengthening global peace, raising environmental awareness, and promoting equality and unity among the Buddhists of the world.”

The Council has also “reaffirmed the commitment of ABCP to pursue the chartered goals in accordance with the ABCP charter, its mission and objectives for peace and harmony in the world.”

Additionally, it was also concurred at the ABCP EC meeting to hold its next meeting in Sri Lanka to be headed by Ven. Maitipe Wimalsara in early 2022 with hopes that it won’t be a virtual meeting the next time around and that the Sri Lanka National Centre will announce the date and venue of the meeting in course of time.

ABCP was founded in 1970 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as a voluntary movement of followers of Buddhism with both monastic (monks) and lay members.

It is currently headquartered at the Gandanthegchenling Monastery in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Venerable Khambo Lama, Gabju Demberel Choijamts, is the ABCP President.

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