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Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Tsongkapa Description (below)
- Masterworks (Painting & Sculpture)
- Tsongkapa Outline
- Biography of Tsongkapa (short)
- Iconographic Forms
- Early Paintings
- Life-story Paintings
- Metal Mold & Sculpture
- Textiles
- Confusions: Sakya Pandita, Buton, Ngorchen, Bodong Panchen
- Others...

Lama Tsongkapa (1357-1419) was the founder of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. He established the Ganden Monastery which became the principal seat of the school. Beginning with Tsongkapa, the successive Throne Holders of Ganden Monastery are the heads of the Gelug Tradition.

Attributes:
- Yellow Pandita Hat
- Monastic Attire
- Dharma Teaching Gesture
- Sword & Book on flower blossoms
- Seated in Vajra Posture

General Topics:
- Tsongkapa Iconography
- Tsongkapa Life Story
- Tsongkapa Lineage Paintings & Refuge Fields
- Tsongkapa Principal Students

Jeff Watt 5-2002 [updated 4-2019]

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