Jetsun Taranatha

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Jetsun Taranatha (1575-?) is a great accomplished master of the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Though famed in Tibetan as the author of many treatises on Tantra and Philosophy he is especially known in the West for his masterly History of Buddhism in India. The name of Indian origin Taranatha was given to him at the age of 20 in a dream by an Indian yogi and exemplifies is strong connection with India “the Land of the Aryas”. He learned effortlessly some of its languages including Sanskrit.