Tsongkhapa (Tson-ka-pa) (1357–1419), was a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and founder of the Geluk (Gelugpa) school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is said that the tree which overshadowed the house in which he was born had the imprint of a Buddha on its leaves. Tsongkhapa received the Buddha’s teachings from all Tibetan Buddhist traditions, but his main source of inspiration was the Kadampa tradition.
Tson-ka-pa was a Buddhist reformer, and the Gelugpa sect which he founded became very popular in Tibet and remains the most important sect to this day.
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