Lingtsang Gyalpo

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Lingtsang Gyalpo Wangchen Tenzin (gling tshang rgyal po dbang chen bstan 'dzin) was the king of the province of Ling and a terton famous for his revelation of the long life practice focusing on the consort of Amitayus, known as tshe yum tsaṇḍali. He was a disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and a teacher of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö. He had three sons and one daughter, Dechen Tso, who was the mother of Khandro Tsering Chödrön. After his death in Dzongri Lingtsang in around 1942 the title of Lingtsang Gyalpo passed to his son Phuntsok Gelek Rabten, a former monk, who later died in Kalimpong. Two of Phuntsok Gelek Rabten's five children are still alive today, a son, Sey Jigme, who currently lives in Chengdu and a daughter who lives in Dehra Dun.