AsiaNews: Mongolia’s ‘Dalai Lama’ dies, had fought Stalin and Mao

His Eminence the ninth Khalkha Jetsun Dhampa, Dorjee Chang Jampel Namdrol Choekyi Gyaltsen, the much beloved spiritual head of the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and the spiritual leader of Mongolia, passed away yesterday. He was 80 and had spent 57 years in exile because of Soviet domination of Mongolia, and later Chinese rule in Tibet. The Tibetan government-in-exile, the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa Lama expressed their sorrow at the passing of the religious leader, well known for his ideas and his battle on behalf of Mongolia. As a mark of respect, the offices of the Central Tibetan Administration in Dharamsala (seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile) remained closed today following the prayer service for his speedy reincarnation. To read the full article, click hereMongolia’s ‘Dalai Lama’ dies, had fought Stalin and Mao

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