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Pema Nyinje Wangpo

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Pema Nyinche Wangpo (1774 - 1853) was born in Yilhung in east Tibet in the Wood Horse year. The Thirteenth Karmapa recognized him as the Ninth incarnation of Situ Rinpoche, with assistance of Shamar Chödrup Gyatso, and Pawo Tsuklak Gawa. The Indian master Padmasambhava predicted this incarnation of Situpa. He studied and practiced with many masters and especially with his two principal teachers, the 13th Karmapa and the 10th Shamar. He became a great scholar and meditation master and his dharma activities flourished throughout the land. He established many retreat centers, where he taught and greatly inspired many to practice and teach the Kagyu meditation practices. It is recorded that he his collected writings filled three volumes.

He became the principal guru of the Fourteenth Karmapa and also Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye and gave full lineage transmission to the Fourteenth Karmapa, Thekchok Dorje.

These details about Pema Nyinje Wangpo are compiled from Karma Gyaltsen’s book called kam tshang yab sras dang dpal spungs dgon pa, Szechwan edition, pp. 88-89. May this be virtuous!