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Pema Wangchog Gyalpo

039 Situ pad ma dbang mchog rgyal poPema Wangchog Gyalpo


Pema Wangchog Gyalpo (1886 - 1953) was born in Lithang, east Tibet. He was recognized as the Eleventh reincarnation of Situ Rinpoche and enthroned by the Fifteenth Karmapa. He studied with many great masters of the time including Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye and Khenchen Shenga Rinpoche, and he became accomplished scholar of sutras and tantras. He received the extraordinary Kagyu lineage transmissions from the Fifteenth Karmapa and regarded him as the principal teacher.

Situ Pema Wangchog later found, enthroned, educated, and offered the full transmission of the Kagyu lineage to the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rikpe Dorje.

These details about Pema Wangchok Gyalpo are compiled from Karma Gyaltsen’s book called kam tshang yab sras dang dpal spungs dgon pa, Szechwan edition, pp. 91-97. May this be virtuous!