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The Ninth Situpa, Pema Nyinche Wangpo (1774 - 1853)

Excerpts are from The Blossoms of Devotion by Jamgon Lodro Thaye (published by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, New Delhi)

Guru Rinpoche, an Indian master who was among the first to introduce Buddhism to Tibet, stated that at a certain time in the future he would manifest as an individual called Pema Nyinche Wangpo.

The tenth Shamarpa, Chodrub Gyamtso, and the seventh Pawo, Tsuglag Gawa, recognized him as the reincarnation of Situ Chokyi Jungnay and the Shamarpa installed and enthroned him. Pema Nyinche Wangpo studied with many masters of his time. His principal gurus were the thirteenth Karmapa, Dudul Dorje and the tenth Shamarpa, Chodrub Gyamtso.

Situpa created many retreat-centers where he taught extensively, thus contributing toward the spreading of the Kagyu meditation practices. He was the guru of the fourteenth Karmapa, Tegchog Dorje, and Jamgon Lodro Thaye.

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