Rinpoche permits August 11, 2007Posted by Rinchen in International news.
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I thought this was funny when I read it. Tulkus must now apply for a Rinpoche permit. The beginning of the article is quoted below and you can search the net for more info.
BEIJING (AFP) – Tibetan living Buddhas are no longer allowed to be reincarnated without permission from the atheist Chinese government, state media reported Friday.The new rules are “an important move to institutionalize the management of reincarnation of living Buddhas,” the Xinhua news agency said.
According to the regulations, which take effect on September 1, all reincarnation applications must be submitted to religious affairs officials for approval, Xinhua said…