LAMA TSONG KHAPA AND TWO DISCIPLES
Popularly known as Je Rinpoche (precious lord). He lived from 1357-1419 and became known as the great reformer and founder of the Gelug (virtuous tradition) school. His main emphasis was on the need for the proper training in sutric practice before progressing to the esoteric tantras. He is flanked by his two main disciples, Gyaltsab Je (the younger) and Khedrub Je (the older). Above his head resides Maitreya, the future Buddha.
© Andy Weber 1986