Atisha

Atisha (Tib. ]owo Je) (982-1055 C.E.): An Indian master invited by the king of Tibet to revive Buddhism there. He was the founder of the Kadampa lineage in which Dharma Lord Gampopa trained for many years before meeting Milarepa. Atisha is the author of the Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, on which the Jewel Ornament of Liberation was based.

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