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Vanaratna (Tib. ནགས་ཀྱི་རིན་ཆེན་, nak kyi rinchen, Wyl. nags kyi rin chen) (1384-1468) was an important master in the Kalachakra lineage. Originally from Bengal, he was one of the last great Indian scholars to visit Tibet. In fact, according to the Blue Annals, he was referred to as ‘the last pandita'.

Further Reading

  • Franz-Karl Ehrhard, "Spiritual Relationships between Rulers and Preceptors: The Three Journeys of Vanaratna (1384-1468) to Tibet" in The Relationship Between Religion and State (chos srid zung 'brel) in Traditional Tibet, Lumbini, 2004

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