Shakyashri-bhadra

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Shakyashri aka Shakyashri-bhadra (Skt. Śākyaśrī-bhadra) (~1127-1225) aka Kaché Panchen (Wyl. kha che pan chen) was a major Kashmiri sutra and yoginitantra commentator. Shakyashri travelled together with nine panditas to Tibet in 1204 on the invitation of Tropu Lotsawa Rinchen Sengé (khro phu lo tsA ba rin chen seng+ge, b. 1173). Shakyashri remained for 10 years in Tibet, during which time he gave many empowerments and teachings. Likely around 1204, he met Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen (sa skya paN Di ta kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1182-1251). In 1214 Shakyashri returned to Kashmir.[1] The Tengyur lists 23 works attributed to Shakyashri as an author.[2] Their translation in Tibetan was mainly done by Lotsawa Champa Pal (Wyl. Lo tsā ba Byams pa dpal, 1173-1225)[3] and Lotsawa Rabchok Palzang (Wyl. Rab mchog dpal bzang).[4]

Further Reading

  • Jackson, David. Two Biographies of Śākyaśrībhadra: The Eulogy by Khro-phu Lo-tsā-ba and its "Commentary" by Bsod-nams-dpal-bzang-po, Franz Steiner Verlag (Stuttgart 1990).
  • Tucci, Giuseppe. Tibetan Painted Scrolls. Rome: La Libreria dello Stato, 1949, 334-336.
  • van der Kuijp, Leonard. "On the Lives of Śākyaśrībhadra (?-?1225)", Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 114, no. 4 (1994), pp. 599-616.

Notes

  1. Alexander Gardener, “Śākyaśrībhadra,” on Treasury of Lives, July 2011: [1], [2]
  2. See Śākyaśrī’s TBRC profile: <<[3] [4]>>
  3. See Lotsawa Champa Pal’s TBRC profile: <<https://www.tbrc.org/?locale=en#!rid=P4007>>
  4. See Lotsawa Rabchok Palzang’s TBRC profile: <<https://www.tbrc.org/?locale=en#!rid=P4276>>

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