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Norzang Gyatso(1423 - 1513) 

Khedrup Norsang Gyatso (1423–1513), a well-known scholar and adept of the fifteenth century, was a student of the First Dalai Lama and a principal teacher of the Second Dalai Lama. Though belonging to the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, Norsang Gyatso is recognized as a seminal figure in the promotion of a syncretic approach—between the Geluk and Kagyü schools—to the teachings and practices of mahamudra. Along with Phukpa Lhundrup Gyatso, Norsang Gyatso is credited also with the founding of the highly influential Phuk school of Tibetan astronomy and astrology. Because of his dedication to intensive meditative practice for more than four decades as a wandering hermit, Norsang Gyatso came to be revered by the Tibetan tradition as a great meditator and teacher, and he is included among the lineage masters of many important practice traditions, including the lineage of Kalachakra. (Source: Wisdom Experience)

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  • མཁས་གྲུབ་ནོར་བཟང་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • mkhas grub nor bzang rgya mtsho · other names (Wylie)

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  • Father–Namkha Pelzang (nam mkha' dpal bzang) · familial relation
  • Mother–Chokyab Bumnyi (chos skyabs 'bum gnyis) · familial relation
  • Kadam · religious affiliation
  • Geluk · religious affiliation
  • Sherab Sengge · teacher
  • blo gros mgon po · teacher
  • chos 'phel rgyal mtshan · teacher
  • Khyenrab Wangchuk Drakpa Zangpo · teacher
  • Taktsang Lotsāwa Sherab Rinchen · teacher
  • The First Dalai Lama, Gendun Drub · teacher
  • The Fifth Ganden Tripa, Lodro Chokyong · teacher
  • grags pa 'od zer · teacher
  • rong bo blo bzang · teacher
  • blo gros sbas pa · teacher
  • Dalai Lama, 2nd · student