Desi Sangye Gyatso

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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.

Further Reading

  • 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

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