Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, 3rd Panchen Lama

Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup (1505–1568) was a Tibetan Buddhist religious leader. He was posthumously recognised as the third Panchen Lama.

Ensapa Lobsang Döndrup, 3rd Panchen Lama
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Tibetan name
Tibetan དབེན་ས་པ་བློ་བཟང་དོན་གྲུབ་
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese羅桑丹珠
Simplified Chinese罗桑丹珠

Ensapa was known to have spent more than 20 years meditating in isolated caves near the Himalayan mountains. When he was a young boy Gyalwa Ensäpa received many visions of Buddha Shakyamuni. He also possessed natural clairvoyance and was able to know that people were about to visit his family even when they were still many days' journey away. Later, when he ordained as a monk, he was able to recite the entire Perfection of Wisdom Sutra in Eight Thousand Lines from memory, both in Tibetan and in Sanskrit. His fellow monks, who had never heard Sanskrit spoken, thought that he was possessed by spirits!

Preceded by
Sönam Choklang
Panchen Lama Succeeded by
Lobsang Chökyi Gyaltsen