Yonnten Gyatsho

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Tibetan name
Tibetan script :
ཡོན་ ཏན་ རྒྱ་ མཚོ
Wylie transliteration :
yon tan rgya mtsho
Pronunciation in IPA :
[ jø̃tɛ̃ catsʰɔ ]
Official transcription of the PRCh :
Yoindain Gyaco
THDL transcription :
Yonnten Gyatso
Other spellings:
Yönten Gyatsho, Yonten Gyatsho, Yontan Gyatsho
Chinese name
Traditional :
雲 丹嘉 措
Simplified :
云 丹嘉 措
Pinyin :
Yúndān Jiācuò

Yönten Gyatsho (born 1589 in the Right Tumed-Banner , city of Baotou , Inner Mongolia , died 1617 in Drepung Monastery , city of Lhasa , Tibet ) was the fourth Dalai Lama and, as a descendant from an influential Mongolian princely house (his great-grandfather was Altan Khan ), the only one Non- Tibetans among the Dalai Lamas.


The tradition of mutual religious instruction began between Yönten Gyatsho and Penchen Lama Lobsang Chökyi Gyeltshen in Trashilhünpo . The incumbent head of the Gelugpa , Ganden Thripa , suggested to Yönten Gyatsho that he go to Trashilhünpo and be instructed by the scholar, who was then known throughout Tibet. Eventually Penchen Lobsang Chökyi Gyeltshen took his monastic vows from him.


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. 过往 千年 事 包头 觅 遗 踪. (No longer available online.) 北京 九三学社 December 22, 2010, archived from the original on February 7, 2016 ; Retrieved December 14, 2014 (Chinese). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bj93.gov.cn