Padmasambhava is the person who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century. The name is in the Sanskrit language and means "born from a lotus flower". In Bhutan and Tibet he is better known as Guru Rinpoche ("Precious Master") or Lopon Rinpoche, where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha.
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- Norbu, Thubten igme and Turnbull, Colin. (1969) Tibet: Its History, Religion and People, p. 155. Chatto & Windus. Reprint: Penguin Books (1987), p. 155