Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen

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Sakyapa Sönam Gyaltsen (Wyl. sa skya pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan) (1312-1375) - author of the famous historical work known as the Clear Mirror: A Royal Geneaology (rgyal rabs gsal ba'i me long). Among his teachers were Butön Rinchen Drup, from whom he received the empowerment of Kalachakra, and Drakpukpa Sönam Pal. He was one of the teachers of Jé Tsongkhapa.

Further Reading

  • Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen, The Clear Mirror: A Traditional Account of Tibet's Golden Age, translated by McComas Taylor and Lama Choedak Yuthok, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1996
  • Sørensen, P.K., Tibetan Buddhist Historiography: The Mirror Illuminating the Royal Genealogies. An Annotated Translation of the XIVth Century Chronicle rGyal-rabs gsal-ba'i me-long, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 1994