Panchen Lama Speaks So Well

His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama gives such an elegant speech at the Third World Buddhist Forum, the largest international Buddhist conference ever held in Hong Kong on April 26, 2012. In this video, the Panchen Lama speaks in perfect fluent Mandarin Chinese. He speaks so maturely, confidently and with great humility.


English Translation of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama’s Speech

Buddhist Doctrines as the Essence of “Science of the Mind”and Purity in the Precepts as the Foundation for Preservation of the Dharma Speech for the 3rd World Buddhist Forum on 26 April, 2012
By Panchen Erdeni Qoigyijabu

“Cultivating our compassionate heart,
We vow to remove deluded view from human mind.
Embodying the ancient Noble Path,
We venerate Gautama Buddha!”

It is my honour to take part in the inauguration of the 3rd World Buddhist Forum. At this memorable moment, let me extend to all learnt members of the Sangha, officials, scholars and guests, my best wishes.

The topic of my speech today is “Buddhist Doctrines as the essence of ‘science of the mind’, and purity in the precepts as the foundation for preservation of the Dharma.”

The virtuous Buddha compassionately and skillfully opened the door to the Dharma, pointing out for us the way to choose between wholesome and unwholesome acts. Aiming at both getting self enlightenment and enlightening others, Buddhism has prospered for thousand years, and is now an important component of the world religion.

For the sake of liberating all suffering beings from the existence laden with the Five Aggregates, our great teacher, Shakyamuni — the only light in the three Realms, handed down the Tripitaka of Sutra, Vinaya, and Abhidharma, and the Threefold Training of ethical conduct (śīla), concentration (samādhi), and wisdom (prajñā) with a systematic framework entailing right view, profound practice, and skilful action. These have been treasured by people throughout time and places.

Since the prosperity of Dharma in ancient India, many learnt Buddhists have established monasteries and institutes at various countries for different races, promoting Buddhism like rainbows appearing all over the world. Significant contributions to the development of human societies, ethics, and cultural education have been made.

However, it is a contemporary trend to put “materialistic technology” ahead of the “science of the mind”. Increasing greediness in people’s hearts has unbalanced the eco systems, contaminated the environments, caused natural disasters, spread epidemics, induced wars, and hence endangering all sentient beings now and in future. While people are searching for the remedy, “science of the mind” stands out as a path leading to harmony of the nature, peace in world, concordance in societies and affection in families.

Dharma advocates altruistic care for all beings, purification of body, speech and mind, salvation for all sentient beings, and the achievement of the two supra-mundane states. We can see that, with right view, profound practice, and skillful action, Dharma embraces profuse intellectual, cultural, devotional, and compassionate contents. Buddhist Doctrines are the essence of the “science of the mind”, which can benefit spiritual growth, cultivate morality, dissolve human conflicts and mental sufferings, and bring global peace. Shantideva Bodhisattva once said,

“As the sole medicine for the sufferings
And the source of all happiness,
May the teachings, with support and respect,
Continue to exist endlessly in the world.”

Therefore, the promotion of Dharma is a very important issue for the contemporary world.

As we all know, for the preservation of Dharma to benefit all beings, the building of huge and splendid monasteries is not sufficient. A healthy Buddhist community with sufficient number of ordained students is the key. It is also paramount to closely observe ethical conduct as stipulated by Nagarjuna Bodhisattva,

“With a nature of good qualities, keep your vows unbroken,
Not debased, not corrupted, and free of stain.
Just as the earth’s the base for all that’s still or moves,
On discipline, it’s said, is founded all that’s good.”

This would ensure proper conformity with the Dharma as well as the laws, and would earn trust and respect from other people.
Inheriting and developing Dharma is the upmost mission for all Buddhists. We should use antique monasteries and influential institutes as our base for training up various teaching personnel and members of the Sangha, providing them with healthy environments to practice Perfections, such that their good inner potentials may generate the power necessary for promulgating the Dharma. This would in turn advance the “science of the mind” for the betterment of human nature.

We should also work towards an organic synergy of “science of the mind” and “materialistic technology”, as it would be contributive to global peace, social harmony, and cultural development.

Lastly, I wish to pray for the long lasting preservation of the Dharma on Earth, and wellbeing for everyone. Tashi Delek!


Transcript of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama’s Speech in Chinese

佛法理论是 “内心科学”之精髓,戒行清净是佛法住世之根基——






但是,当今世界注重“外物科技”,忽视“内心科学”。由于贪欲不断膨胀、 “三毒”侵蚀人心,从而恶缘泛起,生态失衡、环境恶化、灾害频仍、疾病蔓延、战乱不止,严重危害着有情众生的今生来世。对此,贤达智者们都在努力探寻着世界和平安定之道,而实现自然和美、世界和平、社会和谐、家庭和睦的唯一途径是“内心科学”的完美建立。











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  1. Thank you for sharing the speech of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama and also translated it to English. He speaks so well and full of wisdom.

    Regardless of what CTA said about His Holiness, I can see that His Holiness has so much wisdom within and very Dharmic. It is like Buddha is speaking and urging us to learn Dharma and spread the Dharma. Dharma is growing in China too!

    I bow down low to His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama. May His Holiness live long and spread Dharma to the ten directions. 🙏🙏🙏

  2. Thank you for sharing the speech in English!! I would not have a clue what was being said in HH the Panchen Lama’s speech. The HH the Panchen Lama spoke the truth about what’s happening to us. It is very important that the teachings is spread widely as the dharma is the medicine for all of us, the patients. Without the dharma, there is no cure for the sickness we infect ourselves with. May all Buddhist institutions find the support to preserve the lineage and the High Lamas live long to turn the wheel of dharma in 10 directions!

  3. H.H Panchen Lama was born on 25 April 1989. Year 2012 H.H was only 23 years old. 23 years old to many people are consider young and might be still in College or University. H.H was able to speak to public with full of confidant and give advise to public about Buddhism.

    From the translation, H.H relate Buddhism to science, which is suitable for today’s world where people believe in science more than religion. At the same time in such a short speech, H.H was able to relate the important of having Buddhism practices in personal daily life.

    Very good speech

  4. It is such a rejoice to see how well HH the 11th Panchen Lama spoke. He may be young but the wisdom within is evident in his eloquent speech and the way he carried himself with confidence. From the crowd attending the forum, one can see how much they respect him. It is wonderful to know that as one of the highest respected Master within Tibetan Buddhism works to harmonise the people and without discriminating against any attendees. Unlike in India and everywhere else where Dorje Shugden practitioners are ban from attending HH the 14th Dalai Lama’s talk, initiations, etc. Such a world of difference in the freedom of religious practice. May HH Panchen Lama live long in good health to continue turning the Wheel of Dharma. May China continually promote religious freedom.

    CTA should take a leaf out of China’s practice of religious freedom and realise that good practice of of religion will lead to harmony of the citizens. Oh wait I forgot, CTA is only out to pander to sponsors to fill their own self gratification goals. Who cares about the citizens? Tsk! Tsk!

    Thank you for sharing HH Panchen Lama’s speech with us. It is always heartwarming to see attained Masters promoting true harmony by preservation of the purity in Dharma they teach.

  5. Excellent speech. Well spoken and eloquent. Every line is in accord with true Dharma.

    The 11th Panchen Lama is the upcoming global spiritual leader.

  6. My felicitations to the HH the Panchen Lama, who has graced this event. I hope to hear speak more on an international level. I believe His Holiness the Panchen lama can bring the Dharma to the world level, he is young and perhaps one day His Holiness the Panchen Lama can grace the buddhist stadiums and halls that once was the stage for the Dalai Lama. It is not impossible with the rise of China as a global power. I really enjoyed to the voice of Panchen Lama, despite not understanding his Chinese, he speaks really well.

    The 4th Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyeltsen was the guru of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen, I think this is no mere coincidence it is probably something that was part and parcel of this illusory play of the Dorje Shugden ban. Then Panchen Lama is an emanation of Amitabha, Setrab Chen is fierce and wrathful Amitabha. So when Dorje Shugden, first arose Setrab was on hand to help Dorje Shugden , perhaps Setrab now in the form of Panchen Lama is getting the world ready for Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen?

  7. Since Sikyong came to power, he has not even manage to secure one dialogue with China. What’s wrong with CTA, since when they have become so ineffective? Time to change leadership!

  8. True leader speaks about unity. False leaders speak about segregation.

    Lobsang Sangye and lover Dhardon makes videos against Tibetans. Rangzen gather in conference against Dalai Lama to divide Tibetan society.

    Panchen Lama speaks about unification. If Dalai Lama and Dhasa keep speaking about which Tibetan person is bad, which Tibetan person is good, which Tibetan god is demon, which newspaper we can read, which country we can go, one day no one will follow them.

  9. Wow ! The topic “Science of Mind” is certainly very apt for this generation. Firstly, it was delivered by a young person and will certainly appeal to the younger crowd as well, who may find it harder in this generation to connect spiritually if ancient methods are used as a form of teaching. This is also a very powerful topic which is intriguing and easy to check through experiential methods.
    Younger practitioners are techno savvy and are able to receive information fast. Hence, leaders cannot use the older methods of discipline and rote learning on the younger generation. Leaders can’t tell lies anymore too. They will watch closely and observe the sincerity of leaders. Leaders will have to evolve with times or otherwise they will become irrelevant . It’s great to see young spiritual leaders like Panchen Lama who can take on the stage with such great confidence and wisdom ! May the Dharma grow far and wide to benefit all beings !!

  10. Luckily His Holiness the Panchen Lama is being educated and well taken care of in China. Imagine if he grew up in the corrupted Tibet-in-exile, he would be as ignorant as the Tibetans there with the poor education the Tibetan Leadership has failed to improved after 60 years. The Sikyong Lobsang Sangay and his corrupted kashag is in power for self gain. They use their terms to take as much money as they can for their own comfort not for Tibetans welfare. People are seeing this now. 🤡🤡🤡

  11. I am grateful to be in France where religious freedom is practised but it is unfortunate that I am a Tibetan because there are many Tibetans here who are being paid and control by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to boycott Dorje Shugden practitioners. I had to close down my business because the CTA has imposed a ban onto us. The Tibetans are fighting among themselves instead of unite together to fight for our country.

    This is the result of a fail Tibetan Leadership that is incapable to benefit their own people, forced them to go into exile to different countries, create fractions among the Tibetan people. Tibetans are no longer united, that’s why we lost our country and there is no way for us to get our country back anymore because of the corruption that Lobsang Sangay has allowed. The CTA use all donations from westerners to buy their own house overseas, have foreign passports, medical care etc.

    What’s the point of having a leadership who are well taken care of while their people suffer and do not enjoy the same equality?

  12. The Tibetan Leadership paint such an ugly picture of China, attacks Chinese with everything that they do themselves. They say China is suppressing Tibetans but they don’t tell people they suppress Dorje Shugden people. They say China do not give religious freedom but they do not allow Dorje Shugden people to go to school, to hospital, to shop, definitely not allow to work in the “government” in exile. Who is really ugly here?

  13. It’s very true that “Don’t Gain The World But Lose Your Soul”. If everyone is only focus on their own interest and benefits, it can lead to no peace and disharmony.
    Buddha teachings taught us more far beyond morality including the sufferings, cause and effect and developing mindfulness and awareness. Therefore, if we really want to find a balanced life and live in peace and harmony world, learn and practicing dharma is the key.
    The speech seems simple but we need to contemplate further for a better future.

  14. Tashi delek. 🙏

  15. Tashi delek. 🙏

  16. Buddha’s teaching is universal but sadly humans convolute religion with politics for self-serving reasons. What the Panchen Lama has shared is very beneficial yet there are some who not only outright ignore but even condemn because of politics, with allegations of being pro-China, anti-Dalai Lama etc.

    It is clear that the teachings primarily focuses on developing Dharma, internally for the lasting happiness of each individuals and externally for the spread of Dharma so many more can benefit. There is no propaganda involved and it is unfortunate that some people, including CTA sought to discredit such teachings and even condemn those who are open to such teaching.

    Also, it is illogical that just because people can appreciate the Dharma teachings by Panchen Lama, they automatically support China. One can agree with the universal message of the teachings and have different political views.

  17. Sad when the truth of the Dharma is discounted or ignored just because politics. People are intelligent enough to decide if teachings are beneficial to them or not without fear of being labelled pro-China or anti-Dalai Lama etc. Perhaps it could really be part and parcel of illusory play of the Dorje Shugden ban as suggested by Elibuchen.

    “The 4th Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyeltsen was the guru of Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen, I think this is no mere coincidence it is probably something that was part and parcel of this illusory play of the Dorje Shugden ban. Then Panchen Lama is an emanation of Amitabha, Setrab Chen is fierce and wrathful Amitabha. So when Dorje Shugden, first arose Setrab was on hand to help Dorje Shugden , perhaps Setrab now in the form of Panchen Lama is getting the world ready for Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen?”

  18. What the Panchen Lama said makes sense but agreeing with his teachings don’t mean I accept Dalai Lama’s choice is wrong. Actually, I don’t know who is correct one and maybe both correct as can have many manifestations. My guru said if the reincarnation is real, they would continue to do things that benefit people, no matter if recognised or not. So, not my place to judge, just if teachings benefit then take what is beneficial, no need to hate or guilt.

  19. Homage to H.H Panchen Lama, may you long life & always turn the wheel of Dharma 🌈

  20. The Dorje Shugden ban is a political scapegoat of the Tibetan CTA for their failures and the biggest failure is the inability to start fresh talks with China. They hope that the DS ban would distract the public from questioning their failure.

  21. The Dorje Shugden ban is nothing but trouble to everyone including the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan CTA in terms of reputation and unity of the Tibetan people and of course Dorje Shugden practitioners as well. This is not to mention a distaste for the Chinese leaders looking in from atheist China. Therefore, it is high time to remove the ban and reform things.

  22. I am Tibetan and I am proud of him for talk unity. Dharamsala talk about keep our people divide. Who is splittist now? Truth is Tibetan people are suffer under CTA. Many many problems. And CTA are not telling and not helping to them

  23. Nowadays seems like Panchen Lama is giving more Buddhist talk than Dalai Lama who is giving more politics talk. Sorry I don’t want to disrespect but isn’t this correct? What happened?

  24. Tashi Delek Panchen Lama. Thank you for being so kind to teach and bless us. Very good advice. My teacher always tell us keep vows properly. Must practice what Buddha teach. May Panchen Lama and my teacher always turn wheel of dhamma and bless us. Thank you so much for being here.

  25. What CTA said about this so called fake tulku doesn’t make sense really. Look at how well HH Panchen Lama spoke. He is so young and already very learned. Real Tulku for me and of course CTA will talk bad about anything related to Dorje Shugden!

  26. Tibetan PM Ms. Lhagyari Namgyal Dolkar is a disgrace fighting with the public. She should resign from her position. She represents our CTA government very badly.

    It is well known she is a Chinese agent and has been collecting money from China for many years. 🇨🇳🇨🇳🇨🇳

  27. Thank you for the translation of this eloquent and powerful speech of the Panchen Lama on the Dharma as the essence of the “science of the mind”. The young Panchen Lama speaks with great wisdom and clarity of about this . The dharma as such will fulfill the mental,emotional, and spiritual needs of this degenerate age , bringing peace and harmony to heal the world’s rapidly growing problems of environmental ,natural or man-made disasters, epidemics, conflicts and wars caused by man, his greed and enormous and uncontrollable appetite for “materialistic technology”.

    This takes us light years away from the CTA’s calculated moves and systematic creation of schisms, conflict and violence within the Tibetan community.CTA and naysayers appear to have been very wrong about the 11th Panchen Lama. This speech he made and his conduct and spiritual engagements with Tibetan monasteries and Lamas in China, his teaching and spreading of the Dharma in China, all unmistakably point to his growing stature as the spiritual leader he has been groomed to become.

  28. Wow! A beautiful speech indeed. It encompasses the teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni in such a way that anyone who listens to his speech can relate and link the teachings to the modern world in which we live in. The link and cause and effect of the actions of man in causing havoc with the environment and ill dogging the heels of humankind nowadays. No politics but pure dharma.

    Thank you for sharing this translated speech here for all to read.

  29. Dalai Lama does not want independence for Tibet but autonomy. All Rangzen fighting Tibetans are going against the Dalai Lama. They are hardcore separatists and most likely taking Chinese money to create schism. The attached Times of India article is very clear what the Dalai Lama wants. Rangzen Tibetans and activists are 100% against Dalai Lama and Tibetan nation.


  30. You can see this comment on the Youtube video how ungrateful, greedy and nasty Tibetans are. The Indians are angry and have a right to be angry after hosting the Tibetans for 60 years. Yet instead of being grateful, they lash back. Even calling the Indian students “COMMUNIST CHINA PAID DOGS” and other vulgarities. Very racist.

    Anything Tibetans don’t like, they call you a China spy or China money eating agent. Even the Indian nationals now are berated as China dogs. No wonder Indians are protesting for Tibetans to go back! This is happening while the Dalai Lama is alive for after he passes, it will completely degenerate and the Indians will take action and expel the ungrateful refugees.

    ungrateful Tibetans

  31. Tibetans use India. Everyone can see clearly the Tibetans don’t respect India and are very racist. Indians are tired of this and want them out. Now big protests in the hundreds are happening in Arunachal Pradesh state of India demanding Tibetans go back to Tibet. The people there are tired of the Tibetans and do not welcome them anymore. After 60 years, why are the Tibetans still refugees? If they can go western country, they will go because India is NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE USERS. They put India down. They only stay in India if they cannot go to another country. They never get Indian citizenship because they want foreign citizenship. Shame. In India, they never pay taxes. They never join army to defend India. They never build hospitals, half way houses, orphanages or get money from foreign aid to help India. They never build anything for Indians and we have so many poor Indians in India. Look at the foreigner Mother Teresa how much she did for India and she did so much for Indians in Calcutta but Tibetans do nothing. Not a charitable race. Their Dalai Lama never set up orphanages, schools, soup kitchens for the poor or set up scholarship for Indians. He lived in India for 60 years and give nothing back but take and use Indian land. The Tibetans lived in India for 60 years but they contribute nothing to India. Only complain and Indians are now going to speak up. The SUMAA students said the protests against Tibetans are only beginning and there will be more.

    After 60 years how can they still be refugees. They are not genuine refugees. They call themselves refugees and not get Indian passport so their Tibetan ‘government’ in Dharamsala can continue to market them to western countries and Japan to give them money. To get free money. Tibetan leaders love free money. Tibetans have big houses, nice cars and can travel to other countries. The Dalai Lama temples in Dharamsala have gold idols and gold paintings and live in very high luxury. Tibetan leaders already get money in the US billions in aid and yet they never improve. The Tibetans always say they have no opportunities in India. Why they say that? Because they are saying they are too good for India.

    They say they want autonomy with China but they fly the Tibetan flag on Indian soil. If they want autonomy, they should fly the Chinese flag and show China government they are serious to sit and talk. They are always lying. They protest against China on Indian soil making problems between India and China. India is not responsible for Tibetans. Tibetans should not make China India’s enemy. Don’t be selfish. China is not India’s problem. Tibetans should solve the problems themselves.

    Tibetan leaders only want money, money and more free things. They always make segregation among their people due to regional differences and religion. Look how they supress the Dorje Shugden religion and their own Dorje Shugden Tibetans cannot join in their schools or Dalai Lama’s talks and ceremonies. They treat the Dorje Shugden people like the low castes in India. Their Tibetan people cannot stand up on their own become something because their leaders want everything for free. When they go to western countries, they lose their culture, religion and language and pay a heavy price. Their children become more like the adopted country’s culture and people. Their ‘government’ in Dharamsala block them from getting Indian citizenship so they can continue using their fake refugee status to get money from the west. When India is so generous to give them citizenship, their own Tibetan minister in Dharamsala block this.

    Now Indians had enough and want Tibetans to get out and go home!

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 1

    SUMAA students heavily protest Part 2

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet:

    Hundreds of Indians want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue:

    Indian SUMAA leaders demanding state government to revoke refugee privileges for Tibetans

    And alternative videos:

    SUMAA students heavily protest

    Indians and Indian tribal people want Tibetans to go back to Tibet:

    Hundreds want Tibetans out of India. Protests are vowed to continue:

    Heavy protest in the hundreds by Indians for Tibetans to get out of India

  32. Real refugees vs. Tibetan ‘refugees’. Should India and other countries continue to help Tibetans, the most prosperous ‘refugees’ on earth?


  33. Question to Tibetan exile government, Central Tibetan Administration – CTA: Hey this Geshe Dorje interprets Nechung’s prophecy saying the Dalai Lama will go back to Tibet five years ago, but look, Dalai Lama still cannot go back. Watch…

    Not only that, there is still NO sign of even creating a good relationship for a chance to go back! So we are all stuck and still nowhere near going back to Tibet. So why on earth are we still listening to this spirit Nechung who always makes mistakes and give wrong prophecies? Nechung even killed the 13th Dalai Lama by giving him the wrong medicine. So WHY are we still listening to him for? Why are we Buddhist following what a spirit says? If we can follow Nechung spirit so why condemn Dogyal? This is weird and wrong!

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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