Gendün Gyatso

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Gendun Gyatso (Wyl. dge 'dun rgya mtsho) (1475-1542) — the Second Dalai Lama. Born into a noble Nyingmapa family of Tsang, Gendun Gyatso would only be formally enthroned at the Tashilhunpo Monastery founded by his predecessor, at the age of eleven, after having received a number of empowerments and teachings of both the Nyingma and Sarma traditions from his father who was a great Nyingmapa yogin. His writings include a commentary on Chanting the Names of Manjushri.

Further Reading

  • Amy Heller, 'The Second Dalai Lama, Gendün Gyatso (1475–1542)' in Martin Brauen (ed.), The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History, Serindia, 2005
  • Selected Works of the Dalai Lama II, translated by Glenn H. Mullin, Snow Lion, 1985
  • Glenn H. Mullin, Mystical Verses of a Mad Dalai Lama, Quest Books, 1994
  • Glenn H. Mullin, The Second Dalai Lama: His Life and Teachings, Snow Lion, 2005

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