Lachen Gongpa Rabsal

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Lachen Gongpa Rabsal (Wyl. bla chen dgongs pa rab gsal) (b.832? - d.915?) was ordained by the ‘Three Men from Kham’—Mar, Yo, and Tsang—during Langdarma’s persecution, and went on to play a critical role in the transmission of monastic vows from Amdo so that they could reemerge in Central Tibet in the late 10th century. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is a holder of Gongpa Rabsal's ordination lineage.

Further Reading

  • ’Bla chen dgongs pa rab gsal gyi rnam par thar pa mdo tsam brjod pa thub bstan khang bzang mdzes pa'i tog’, contained in rje 'jigs med rigs pa'i blo gros kyi gsung rtsom, mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang (Ziling 1992), vol. 4, pp. 489-513.
  • Craig E. Watson, The Second Propagation of Buddhism from Eastern Tibet according to the Short Biography of Dgongs-pa Rab-gsal by the Third Thukvan Blo-bzang Chos-kyi Nyi-ma (1737-1802), Central Asiatic Journal, vol. 22, nos. 3-4 (1978), pp. 263-285.
  • Nicole Willock, Thu’u bkwan’s Literary Adaptations of the Life of Dgongs pa rab gsal, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines Number 31, Février 2015 - Papers for Elliot Sperling, pp. 577-591. [1]

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