Padampa Sangye

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Padampa Sangye's meditation cave near Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan

Padampa Sangye (Tib. ཕ་དམ་པ་སངས་རྒྱས་, Wyl. pha dam pa sangs rgyas; Skt. Paramabuddha) (d.1117) — the great Indian siddha visited Tibet and Bhutan several times. His main disciple was Machik Labdrön (1055-1149) who founded the lineage of Chö in Tibet and Bhutan.

Both he and Machik Labdrön meditated in caves near Taktsang Monastery in Bhutan.

Further Reading

  • Padampa Sangye and Chökyi Senge, Lion of Siddhas: The Life and Teachings of Padampa Sangye, translated by David Molk with Lama Tsering Wangdu Rinpoche, Snow Lion Publications, 2008.
  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & Padampa Sangye, The Hundred Verses of Advice—Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most, Shambhala, 2006.

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