Thubten Chökyi Drakpa
Thubten Chökyi Drakpa (Tib. ཐུབ་བསྟན་ཆོས་ཀྱི་གྲགས་པ་. Wyl. thub bstan chos kyi grags pa) or Minyak Kunzang Sönam (Tib. མི་ཉག་ཀུན་བཟང་བསོད་ནམས་, Wyl. mi nyag kun bzang bsod nams) was an important disciple of Patrul Rinpoche famous for his commentaries on the Bodhicharyavatara and Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. He was a teacher of Loter Wangpo. Although a follower of the Gelugpa school, he is also mentioned as a prominent figure in the Dzogchen lineage of Patrul Rinpoche, and is also said to have composed some Sakya writings.
Chökyi Drakpa's writings include:
- The Excellent Vase that Grants the Qualities of the Bodhisattvas - a major commentary on the first eight chapters of the Bodhicharyavatara
- The Brilliant Torch - one of two commentaries to the famous ninth chapter of the Bodhicharyavatara
- Wisdom: Two Buddhist Commentaries, Khenchen Kunzang Palden and Minyak Kunzang Sönam, translated by Padmakara Translation Group, 1993, 2nd edition 1999, ISBN 2-906949-07-8