Jamphel Gyatso (1758–1804) was the 8th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
Born in 1758 at Lhari Gang (Tob-rgyal Lha-ri Gang) in the Upper Ü-Tsang region of southwestern Tibet his father, Sonam Dhargye and mother, Phuntsok Wangmo, were originally from Kham.
They were distant descendants of Dhrala Tsegyal, who was one of the major heroes of the Gesar epic.
Dalai Lama is a title given by the Tibetan people to the foremost spiritual leader of the Gelug or "Yellow Hat" school of Tibetan Buddhism, the newest and most dominant of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
The 14th and current Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who lives as a refugee in India. The Dalai Lama is also considered to be the successor in a line of tulkus who are believed to be incarnations .
Lobzang Palden Yeshe is known as the 3rd Panchen Lama who was born in 1738 in Tashitse, Shang district, Tsang Province.
Panchen Lama is one of the most important figures in the Gelug tradition, with its spiritual authority second only to Dalai Lama.
The Viability of the Panchen Lama
In this portion, we are going to learn about the viability of the Panchen Lama. After that short etymological description of the word Panchen Lama itself, and finally .