Desi Sangye Gyatso
Desi Sangye Gyatso (Tib. སྡེ་སྲིད་སངས་རྒྱས་རྒྱ་མཚོ་, Wyl. sde srid sangs rgyas rgya mtsho) (1677-1705) was an important regent of Tibet who ruled following the death of the great Fifth Dalai Lama, an event which he kept secret for 14 years. A celebrated scholar, he wrote treatises on medicine, astrology, history and other subjects, and oversaw the completion of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. He is counted among Sogyal Rinpoche's previous incarnations.
- Gyurme Dorje, Tibetan Elemental Divination Paintings, Eskenazi & Fogg, London. 2001.
- Desi Sangye Gyatso (trans. by Gavin Kilty), Mirror Of Beryl: A Historical Introduction To Tibetan Medical Science (library Of Tibetan Classics), Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2010