In Vajrayana Buddhism, Pawo ( Wylie: dpa' bo; literally "brave guy") is translated hero or warrior. Depending on context, it can refer to the ideal of a Vajrayana practitioner; to living people (where it is sometimes used as an honorific or part of a name); to legendary or mythical figures from the past; or to purely spiritual beings.
The tülku Nenang Pawo is often known simply as Pawo Rinpoche.
The concept of spiritual hero, or courageous fearless spiritual practitioner, plays a central role in Chögyam Trungpa's Shambhala terma, where "pawo" is translated "warrior".
Pawo(2016) is a Tibetan-language film set in Mcloed Ganj chronicling the life of a young Tibetan refugee boy in India after escaping over Himalayas in search of freedom.
The film is loosely based on late Jamphel Yeshi who self-immolated in protest against human right violations in Tibet.
The protagonist meets a tragic end when he douses himself in litres of gasoline, and sets himself alive for the Tibetan freedom movement on his 27th birthday.