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Je Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419 CE), whose ordained name was Losang Dragpa, was a great 14th century Tibetan Buddhist master who promoted and developed the Kadam school that Indian master Atisha had founded three centuries earlier. He was the founder of the Gelukpa in Tibetan Buddhism, and also the founder of the Ganden Monastery. His followers believe that his appearance in Tibet had been predicted by the Buddha himself.

According to his devotees, Tsongkhapa patiently taught the Tibetans everything they needed for their spiritual development, from the initial step of entering into a spiritual practice through to the ultimate attainment of Buddhahood.

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