Lama Tsongkhapa Disciple Statues.

We have two statues of Lama Tsongkhapa’s root disciples which can be found on the altar of our Main Gompa. They have been on display there since the beginning of 2014.

Gyaltsab Je


Gyaltsab Je (Gyaltsab Dharma Rinchen: Tibet, 1364–1432) was a famous student of Lama Tsongkhapa. He supervised the construction of Gaden Monastery (which was founded by Lama Tsongkhapa) and was appointed its second abbot after Tsongkhapa. He became the Gaden Tripa or “holder of the Gaden Throne”, the head of the Gelug tradition after Lama Tsongkhapa’s death.

Khedrup Je


Khedrup Je (Khedrup Gelek Pelzang: Tibet, 1385–1438) was one of Lama Tsongkhapa’s main disciples and is recognized as the 1st Panchen Lama (one of the most important figures in the Gelug tradition, second only to His Holiness the Dalai Lama). He played an important role in the education of the First Dalai Lama who was the youngest of Lama Tsongkhapa’s five main disciples.

Khedrup Je was a prolific writer, completing fifty-eight treatises and many prayer books. He wrote an important text on Kalachakra which is used by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama as the basis for his Kalachakra tantra empowerments.

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