The ninth Kenting Tai Situpa, Pema Nyingche Wangpo (1774 - 1853), was born in Yilung, near Derge in Kham, eastern Tibet in the year of the wood-horse.
He was recognized by the Karmapa and Pawo Rinpoche, who had received a prediction from Guru Rinpoche in a vision concerning Kenting Tai Situpa's rebirth.
The lineage of the Kenting Tai situpas can be traced to one of the main disciples of the Goutama Buddha, the Bodhisattva Maitreya.
Since that time there have been a successive chain of incarnations, whose achievements are recorded in Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan annals, a direct lineage that continues to the present day.
Origin of the Kenting Tai situpa lineage
There are twelve incarnations crowned as Kenting Tai Situ till now.
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