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In Tibet and Bhutan, when used as "Guru Rinpoche" it refers to Padmasambhava, who first brought Tibetan Buddhism to the Himalayas. When used as "Je Rinpoche", it refers to Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug School.
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- http://www.diamondway-teachings.org/export/en/resources/glossary-r.html - Rinpoche: Honorific title meaning "Precious One."