China says Dalai Lama ‘profanes’ Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation

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(RNS1-MAY21) The Dalai Lama is hosting four days of public appearances at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For use with RNS-DALAI-LAMA, transmitted May 21, 2010. RNS photo courtesy Robert Vinson.

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BEIJING (Reuters) Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.