Geshe Sherab Gyatso

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Geshe Sherab Gyatso (Tibetan: དགེ་བཤེས་ཤེས་རབ་རྒྱ་མཚོ།, ZYPY: Gêxê Xêrab Gyamco; simplified Chinese: 喜饶嘉措; traditional Chinese: 喜饒嘉措; pinyin: Xǐráo Jiācuò) (1884–1968), was a Tibetan religious teacher and a politician who served in the Chinese government in the 1950s.[1] After living in Lhasa for a period, he fell from favor with the establishment there in the 1930s and returned to his home in Amdo, an eastern Tibetan area. He associated himself first with the Nationalist Government of Republic of China and then with the Communist of People's Republic of China. He held a number of government posts in Tibetan areas under the People's Republic of China. He was also initially the vice-president and later the president of the Buddhist Association of China; the latter position he held until 1966. In 1968, during the Cultural Revolution, Sherab Gyatso's left leg was broken by a Red Guard. On November 1, 1968, he died. After the Gang of Four was arrested, on August 26, 1978, the Qinghai provincial government rehabilitated him.[2]

Amdo period[edit]

Born in what is now Xunhua Salar Autonomous County, Qinghai.

Lhasa period[edit]

ROC period[edit]

In 1937, he joined Kuomintang.

PRC period[edit]



  1. ^ China's Tibet. Minzu Press. 1990. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme. "怀念恩师喜饶嘉措 (originally published in 《西海都市报》 Nov. 30th, 2006 edition)". Tibetology. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 

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Buddhist titles
Preceded by
Yuan Ying
Venerable Master of the Buddhist Association of China
Succeeded by
Zhao Puchu