39-Pädma Wangchok Gyalpo
Pädma Wangchok Gyalpo - (1886 - 1953)
Pädma Wangchok Gyalpo was born in Lithang, east Tibet.
He was recognized as the eleventh incarnation of Situ Rinpoche and enthroned by the Fifteenth Karmapa.
He studied with many great masters of the time including Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye and Khenchen Shenga Rinpoche, and he became accomplished scholar of sutras and tantras.
He received the extraordinary Kagyu lineage transmissions from the Fifteenth Karmapa and regarded him as the principal teacher.
Situ Pädma Wangchok later found, enthroned, educated, and offered the full transmission of the Kagyud lineage to the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpay Dorje.
Excerpt from the official website of The Tsurphu Labrang