Shakya Chokden

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Shakya Chokden

Shakya Chokden (Tib. ཤཱཀྱ་མཆོག་ལྡན་, Wyl. shAkya mchog ldan) (1428-1507) - Born in the Earth Monkey year of the seventh calendrical cycle, he studied with Rongtön Sheja Kunrig and Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo. After experiences from a longer Hevajra retreat he wrote commentaries on scriptures that set forth a entitylessness position (niḥsvabhāvavāda). Many consider this synonymous to the Madhyamika system.

Further Reading

  • Komarovski, Yaroslav. Echoes of empty luminosity: Reevaluation and unique interpretation of Yogacara and Nihsvabhavavada Madhyamaka by the fifteenth century Tibetan thinker Sakya mchog ldan, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia (2007).
  • Komarovski, Yaroslav. Visions of Unity: The Golden Pandita Shakya Chokden's New Interpretation of Yogacara and Madhyamaka, SUNY 2011
  • Shakya Chokden, Three Texts on Madhyamaka, trans. Komarovski Iaroslav, Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 2002, ISBN 978-8186470268

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