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  The Dalai Lamas
The Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in 1682 in the region of Mon Tawang in present-day Arunachal Pradesh to Tashi Tenzin and Tsewang Lhamo.
The Tenth Dalai Lama, Tsultrim Gyatso, was born in 1816 in Lithang in Kham to Lobsang Dakpa and Namgyal Bhuti.
The Eleventh Dalai Lama, Khedrup Gyatso, was born in 1838 at Gathar in Kham Minyak to Tsetan Dhondup and Yungdrung Bhuti.
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 A Short Biography of Tsangyang Gyatso, The VI. Dalai Lama
In October 1697, Tsangyang Gyatso was enthroned with grand ceremony as the Sixth Dalai Lama on the golden throne in the Potala Palace, attended by the officials of the Government, monks from the three monasteries, Mongol princes, representatives of the K'ang Hsi emperor and the local people.
Whether Tsangyang Gyatso is the true reincarnation of the Fifth Dalai Lama was a question decided for the Tibetans of his time by the Nechung oracle whom the monks and the people consulted before his final arrests by Lhazang's troops in 1706.
Since Tsangyang Gyatso was born and brought up in a Nyingma family advanced in tantric practices, it was perhaps unwise on the part of Desi Sangay Gyatso to force the strict Gelug training on the young Tsangyang, who proved to be an uncomfortable and controversial blend of the two.
www.dhost.info /atiyoga/dzogchen/tsangyang.htm   (6258 words)

 Sonam Gyatso, 3rd Dalai Lama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sonam Gyatso (Tibetan: བསོད་ནམས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་; Wylie: Bsod-nams Rgya-mtsho; ZWPY: Soinam Gyaco) (1543 – 1588) was the first officially recognized Dalai Lama by the Mongolians, who gave this teacher the name Dalai Lama, a combination of the Mongolian Dalai meaning "ocean" and the Tibetan honorific lama, "teacher".
Sonam Gyatso, a monk of the Gelugpa (Yellow Hat) school of Buddhism, was responsible for finding a foreign patron for Gelugpa institutions.
The alliance with the Mongols would later prove instrumental in establishing the Gelukpa as the rulers of Tibet during the reign of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sonam_Gyatso,_3rd_Dalai_Lama   (163 words)

 MPR: The Thirteen Previous Dalai Lamas
Gedun Drub was abbot of Gaden, and founded the Tashilhumpo monastery near Shigatse, west of Lhasa, a move that further solidified the Gelugpa.
Lozang Gyatso visited the emperor of the Chinese Qing Dynasty, after which the relationship between emperors and Dalai Lamas was generally regarded as one between patron and priest.
Jamphel Gyatso was uninterested in politics, and for a 150-year period starting with his reign, day-to-day power was exercised in Tibet neither by Dalai lamas nor the Chinese ambans, but by a series of regents.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/200105/07_newsroom_dalai/bios.shtml   (1428 words)

 Tibetan News Update
Getsen Gyatso is a 26 year-old former monk of Lhabrang Tashi Kyil Monastery.
Gyatso pleaded innocence to the charges and because no evidence was found, he was released after being detained for approximately 20 days.
Gunthang Jigme Tenpae Wangchuk Rinpoche, the sixth incarnation of the 50th Gaden Tripa Gunthang Tenpae Nyima Gedun Phuntsok was formally enthroned in Ladrang Tashi Khyil Monastery in Amdo in the early forties.
www.friends-of-tibet.org.nz /news/april_2000_update_5.html   (5953 words)

 Project: Tibet
Gedun Gyatso, the Second Dalai Lama, born several years after Gedun Drub's death, was considered to be his reincarnation.
Sonam Gyatso is given credit to be the one lama who finally converted the whole of Mongolia to Buddhism.
After their death, Gedun Drub and Gedun Gyatso were regarded as Tibet's First and Second Dalai Lamas.
www.mssu.edu /international/mccaleb/Tibet/Mongols.htm   (1769 words)

 Tulku - Karmiki
A tulku (also tülku, trulku, etc.) is a Tibetan Buddhist lama or other religious figure who has consciously decided to be reborn, often many times, in order to continue his or her religious pursuits.
The same was true of the third incarnation, Sonam Gyatso, until he was dubbed "Dalai Lama" as an adult, after which he applied the title posthumously to his predecessors and declared himself the 3rd Dalai Lama.
It was Lobsang Gyatso (1617–1682), the 5th Dalai Lama, who established the Dalai Lamas as Tibet's predominant political power.
www.usedkarma.com /wiki/index.php?title=Tulku   (1020 words)

 Buddha's Words - Gotaro3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Lobzang Gyatso was also a prolific scholar, who composed volumes of history, poetry, and religious mysticism, including the biographies of the Third and Fourth Dalai Lamas, a history of Tibet, his autobiography, and a code of studies, rituals, and behavior for monastic orders that remain in effect today.
Sonam Gyatso died mysteriously at the young age of 28 at the Ganden Phodang, the Palace of Joy, in 1617.
Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth and present Dalai Lama, was born Lhamo Dhondrub on July 6th, 1935 in the village of Takster in Amdo near the monastery of Kumbum in northeastern Tibet to a peasant family.
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 Dalai Lama
Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth to serve humanity.
The current incarnation of the Dalai is Tenzin Gyatso.
Upon the passing of the Dalai Lama, his monks institute a search for the Lama's reincarnation, who is usually a small child.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/da/Dalai_Lama.html   (330 words)

 Xinhua's allegations baseless claims
Sonam Gyatso then became known as the Third Dalai Lama, while his two previous recognized incarnations came to be referred to retrospectively as the first and second Dalai Lamas.
Gedun Drup, who was retrospectively recognized as the First Dalai Lama, founded Tashilhunpo Monastery in 1447.
Gedun Drup was the first abbot of Tashilhunpo Monastery and thirteen abbots succeeded him, prior to the enthronement of Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen.
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 Gedun Gyatso pdahp.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Gedun Gyatso Palzangpo (Wylie transliteration : Dge-'dun Rgya-mtsho), also Gendun Gyatso and sometimes Gednun Gyatso ("Sublimely Glorious Ocean of Spiritual Aspirants", layname: Yonten Phuntsok) (1475 – 1541) was the second Dalai Lama.
He was proclaimed the reincarnation of Gedun Drub as a young boy.
Legend has it that soon after he learned to speak, he told his parents his name was Pema Dorje, the birth name of the first Dalai Lama.
gedun.gyatso.en.pdahp.org   (202 words)

 Heimsath, Kabir Mansingh: Untitled Identities: Contemporary Art in Lhasa, Tibet
Chinese artists were included in Gedun Choephel from the beginning because they were part of the same group of friends and had the same ideas about art.
The Gedun Choephel group, on the other hand, was founded specifically to generate an interest in art for its own sake, includes only artists regardless of ethnicity, and keeps a full time gallery with rotating exhibitions.
Gongkar Gyatso, now in London (www.sweetteahouse.co.uk), has successfully incorporated conceptual and installation pieces into his impressive body of work and has recently been increasing connections with artists still in Lhasa.
asianart.com /articles/heimsath/index.html   (6359 words)

 Rebirth-Surya Das
The monk he proposed was a Tibetan by the name of Sonam Gyatso, the son of a minor aristocrat in the Tibetan province of U who was a celebrated Buddhist teacher and the leader of Tsongkhapa's Gelugpa sect.
When Gedun Drub died, his reincarnation was recognized first in Gedun Gyatso and, on liis death, infant Sonam Gyatso, the man who now sat in the Yanghua temple with Altan Khan, laying the foundations of a new politico-re power structure.
Sonam Gyatso who already a respected spiritual master and teacher, legitimized from childhood by his recognition as the third reincarnation of a line of Gelugna masters.
www.owen.bc.ca /Buddhism/Tibetan_Buddhism/history_reincarnate.htm   (1121 words)

 Link Service: Tulku   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A tulku (also tülku, trulku, etc.) is a Tibetan Buddhism lama or other religious figure who has consciously decided to be reborn, often many times, in order to continue his or her religious pursuits.
The most famous example is the lineage of Dalai Lama s, who are said to be reincarnations of the previous thirteen Dalai Lamas, beginning with Gedun Drub (1391 – 1474).
The oldest lineage of tulkus is that of the Karmapa s, which began with Düsum Khyenpa (1110-1193).
wiki2.info /en/tulku   (1049 words)

 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Dalai Lama
Between the 17th century and 1959, the Dalai Lamas were the most powerful political leaders in Tibet, controlling a large portion of the country from their capital at Lhasa.
The title refers to the extent of the lama's presumed wisdom; it was first bestowed by the Mongolian ruler Altan Khan upon the 3rd Dalai Lama and is now applied to every "incarnation" in the lineage.
The Dalai Lamas are believed to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, whose name is Chenrezig in Tibetan, though Tenzin Gyatso denies claims of his Buddhahood.
fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Dalai_Lama   (706 words)

 Masters Program
The Chimzo commentary is by one of three authors who, being from Chim, a region of Tsang in Tibet, are all referred to as Chim: Chim Jampelyang, Chim Losang Dragpa, and Chim Chogyi Gocha.
The Peak of Existence is distinguished by the excellent quality of a compositional factor because these beings consider the discriminations of the first three formless absorptions to be coarse.
Vasubandhu says that equanimity is the antidote to attachment to one’s relatives in that it is the antidote both to attachment to those who are close and anger toward those who are not.
www.iltk.it /mp/en/L4_S3_3_3_2_treassample.htm   (2826 words)

 GYATSO Contemporary Tibetan Artist - Avant-garde artists strive to express rage and aspirations of modern Tibet
The 25-year-old women is a member of a small, but dedicated group of aspiring Tibetan artists who strive to break free from tradition as they seek new paths for their ancient Himalayan culture.
At the moment, Lhasa's only center of modern art is the Gedun Choepel Artists' Guild, but that may change.
It may not be the kind of change Westerners like, but it will be the change that Tibetans themselves want," he said.
www.gyatsostudio.com /avant-garde_artists_strive_to_express_rage_and_asp.html   (667 words)

 The Don Juan of Dalai Lamas -- ThingsAsian Article
Tsangyang Gyatso was also born into a unified Tibet, brought about by the regent of his predecessor, Ngawang Losang Gyatso, the Great Fifth Dalai Lama, and the first Dalai Lama to gain control over all of Tibet.
Tsangyang Gyatso consulted an oracle to discover Desi Sangay's hand in the incident, along with the perpetrators, who were later executed for their treachery.
In the case of the Tsangyang Gyatso, the Sixth Dalai Lama of Tibet, it seems that, ultimately, there is no difference between the sacred and the profane, except from the point of view of the profane.
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Tsong Khapa was succeeded by Gedun Truppa, and it was after Gedun Truppa died that the distinctive Tibetan Buddhist system of incarnations from lama ("superior one") to lama was instituted.
The Tibetans believed that since Gedun Truppa had attained Buddhahood and therefore was liberated from rebirth, he had chosen to transmigrate (reincarnate) to another human body to reassume leadership over the Gelukpa.
In December 1933, Thubten Gyatso died, but not before warning his country that unless the Tibetans learned to protect their land it would soon be conquered.
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 history ~ metaxu buddhism
This title came to be inherited by his succeeding reincarnations, and was applied retroactively to Gedun Dupa and Gedun Gyatso, the First and Second Dalai Lamas.
Altan Khan's son and successor, Dhuring Khan, invited Sonam Gyatso, and on the way the Dalai Lama built a monastery at Kumbum, where his son Tsongkhapa was born.
The regent (Desi), Sangye Gyatso, concealed the fact of his demise for thirteen years, until the construction of the Potala was completed (1695).
www.metaxu.to /buddhism/history.php   (4255 words)

 mechak center for contemporary tibetan art - Report from Lhasa
The Gedun Choephel artists have found that most of their work sells to tourists - hence the strategic locations of the Barkor and Yak Hotel.
When the Gedun Choephel Artist Guild was founded in August 2003, many first-wave contemporary artists, such as Nortse, gravitated toward the Guild and began painting for themselves again - sometimes after more than ten years of not painting at all.
Seven years ago even Gonkar Gyatso (one of the more well-known outside artists) was a struggling artist who had just started art school in London.
www.mechak.org /report_from_lhasa.html   (3106 words)

 Chronology of Tibetan History
Birth of Thied Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso (died 1588).
Birth of Eighth Dalai Lama, Jompal Gyatso (died 1804).
Birth of Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso enthroned in 1940.
www.stud.uni-hannover.de /~rossy/history.html   (710 words)

 Dalai Lama Asia Buddhism Buddha Theravada Mahayana Zen Nirvana
He was born to a farming family as Lhamo Dhondrub on July 6 1935, in the village of Taktser in the northeastern region of Tibet.
At the age of two the child was recognized as the incarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.
Among the films that have been recently made about the 14th Dalai Lama are Kundun and Seven years in Tibet, and among supporters of the Dalai Lama are a number of Hollywood actors, most notably Richard Gere, Steven Seagal, and the Beastie Boys.
www.asia-handicrafts.com /buddhism-teaching/dalai-lama.htm   (705 words)

Tanpei Dronme went to the Sera gompa for training, after which he met the second Dalai Lama, Gedun Gyatso (1475-1543 AD), who shaved his head, ordained him as the gelong or monk and gave him his religious name.
Lodre Gyatso had his education at the Tashilhunpo and then at Sera and Gyume gompas in Lhasa.
He placed before the Dalai Lama a plan of constructing a new gompa as a centre of the Gelug-pa. With the blessings of the Dalai Lama, he came to the Galdan Tselling gompa and stayed there for some years.
www.cnnhorizons.com /india/northeast_tawangread.htm   (1864 words)

1391 Birth of Gedun Truppa (died 1474), disciple of Tsong Khapa and head of the Gelugpa Sect.
The Manchu emperor of China deposes the Dalai Lama appointed by the Khan of Qosot and recognizes claimant from Kumbum Monastery (Kelzang Gyatso), who is officially recognized as Seventh Dalai Lama in 1720.
1935 Birth of Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso enthroned in 1940.
www.tibet.freeserve.co.uk /tibet_background2.html   (1396 words)

 Tibetan Buddhism
Tsongkhapa's disciple, Gyalwa Gedun Drupa was the first of the fourteen successive rebirths of the Dalai Lama.
The present Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, known to his followers as Vajradhara Vagindra Sumati Shasana Dhara Samudra Shri Bhadra.
He was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of world peace.
www.ktcnj.org /en_site/03_01.html   (356 words)

 Tibet Aid - Sponsorship Programs
Lekpa Gyatso was born in Amdo and became a monk when he was 16 years old.
Kalsang Gyatso was born in Amdo Dralho and learned holy prayers in Tibet.
Lobsang Gedun came into exile to receive a traditional Buddhist education after studying for 15 years in Tibet and learning only basic prayers.
www.tibetaid.org /hidden_bios2.html   (978 words)

 Nechung Foundation, NYC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
it was on his advise and guidance that the monastery was expanded during the regency of Desi Sangye Gyatso in honour of the Oracle in 1681 and completed in 1683.
The second Dalai Lama, Gedun Gyatso (1475-1542), had developed a close relationship with Nechung.
During the time of the Great Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Thupten Gyatso (1876-1933), with the admission of 14 additional monks by him, the number of monks in Nechung monastery was increased from 101 to 115.
www.nechungnyc.org /monastery.html   (1155 words)

 Encyclopedia Search
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 Mughal Empire 1526-1707 by Sanderson Beck
In Tibet after Gedun Gyatso died at the Drepung monastery in 1542, Sonam Gyatso (1543-88) was accepted as his reincarnation.
Sonam Gyatso was invited to Nedong by the Gongma in 1559 and became the ruler's personal teacher.
Sonam Gyatso was the third Dalai Lama, and in 1580 he founded the Lithang monastery in Kham.
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