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Gendün Chöphel

Deceased Person

Amdo Gendün Chöphel (Tibetan: དགེ་འདུན་ཆོས་འཕེལ, Wylie: dge 'dun chos 'phel Chinese: 更敦群培; pinyin: gēngdūn qúnpéi) (1903–1951). A creative and controversial figure, friend of Rahul Sankrityayan, who is considered by many to have been one of the most important Tibetan intellectuals of the twentieth century. His life was the inspiration for Luc Schaedler's film The Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet and The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel .  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Amdo Gendun Chöphel
Date of birth
1903
Place of birth
Tongren County

Death

Date of death
1951

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