Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

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Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (Tib. ས་ཆེན་ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་, Wyl. sa chen kun dga' snying po) (1092-1158) — a great Sakya master to whom Manjushri revealed the teaching known as "Parting from the Four Attachments". He was the first of the five Sakya patriarchs, and the third throne-holder of Sakya Monastery. He was the son of Khön Könchok Gyalpo and the father of Sönam Tsemo and Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen.

Further Reading

  • Cyrus Stearns, Luminous Lives: The Story of the Early Masters of the Lam 'bras Tradition in Tibet, Wisdom Publications, 2001.

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