Thangtong Gyalpo

Thangtong Gyalpo is seen as an emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of compassion and of Padmasambhava, the disciple of Buddha who brought Buddhism to Tibet. (See Gyatso, 1986 for details of his life and works). Although he is considered to have invented lhamo, there is no record of his connection to lhamo in the texts which exist about him.


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