Dezhung Rinpoche, born Ngawang Zangpo, (1906–1987) was a Tibetan lama of the Sakya school, one of four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism (the others being the Nyingma, Kagyu, and Gelug). In 1960 he came to Seattle, Washington in the United States of America, one of the first Tibetan lamas to settle and teach in the United States.
Rinpoche was the root teacher of the leading translator Christopher Wilkinson. 
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