The Eleventh Situpa, Pema Wangchuk (1886-1952)

The Eleventh Situpa, Pema Wangchuk

THE ELEVENTH TAI SITUPA, Wangchuk Gyalpo, was a dynamic teacher and spiritual leader. He was responsible for recognizing the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. He remained the Sixteenth Karmapa's root Lama and transmitted to him the main teachings and empowerments of the Kagyu lineage.

All indications are that the Eleventh Tai Situ Rinpoche was a very great saint and most learned personage. Around the age of fifty he retired to Surmang monastery, where he passed the remainder of his life in meditation. The monks of Surmang reported that they witnessed many unexplained miracles during the time he resided amongst them.

The Eleventh Tai Situ Rinpoche died at the age of 67 in 1952.


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