Gendun Gyatso Palzangpo (" Sublimely Glorious ocean of the Candidates in Spiritualité" Wylie translation: Dge- 'dun Rgya-mtsho), also named Gendun Gyatso or Gedun Gyatso (born: Sangye Phel) (1475 - 1541) is the 2nd Dalaï Lama. He was recognized as being the reincarnation of Gendun Drup when he was child.
Gendun Gyatso was born in 1475 in Tanag Sekme, close to Shigatse in the area of Tsang to the central Tibet of Kunga Gyaltso and Machik Kunga Pemo, a family of agriculture. His/her father was one practiquant tantric famous of the school Nyingmapa. The legend says that can after having learned how to speak, it says to his/her parents that its name was Pema Dorje, the name of birth of the 1st Dalaï Lama and that it wanted to go to live with the monks with the monastery of Tashilhunpo. At the time of his design, his/her father have a dream where a person vétu of appeared white and says to name him her son Gendun says Drub and him that his/her son would be able to remember his last lives. However, his/her father named it Sangye Phel.
He received his primary education of his father and at the 11 years age, he was recognized like the reincarnation of Gendun Drub, the 1st Dalaï Lama and was established with the Monastery of Tashilhunpo. In 1486, it taken its wishes of beginner of Panchen Lungrig Gyatso and its wishes of Gelong (the ordinance supplements) of Choje Choekyi Gyaltsen, which gave him the religious name of Gendun Gyatso. It made the studies in Monsatères of Tashilhunpo and Drepung. Gendun Gyatso founded the monastery of Chokhorgyal in 1509 like place of rest and worship for all those making the pilgrimage with the lake of Lhamo-Latso. In 1517, Gendun Gyatso became the abbot of Monastery of Drepung and the following year, he revived the Mönlam Chenmo, the Festival of the Great Prayer and that he chaired with the monks of Séra, Drepung and Ganden, three large monastic Universities of the school Gelugpa. In 1525, he became the abbot of Monastery of Séra. He died at the 67 years age in 1542.
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