Padmasambhava

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Who is Padmasambhava?

Padmasambhava, also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India. Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche or Lopon Rinpoche, or as Padum in Tibet, where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.

He is, moreover, considered to have been an emanation of Buddha Amitabha, Shakyamuni Buddha, and Kuan Yin Bodhisattva.

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on July 23, 2013

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