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'''Thubten Chökyi Drakpa''' or '''Minyak Kunzang Sönam''' (1823-1905) - 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]] and [[Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen]], from whom the Dalai Lama received teachings on the ''Bodhicharyavatara''. 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.
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'''Thubten Chökyi Drakpa''' ([[Wyl.]] ''thub bstan chos kyi grags pa'') or '''Minyak Kunzang Sönam''' (Wyl. ''mi nyag kun bzang bsod nams'') (1823-1905) 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]] and [[Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen]], from whom the Dalai Lama received teachings on the ''Bodhicharyavatara''. 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.
  
====Writings====
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==Writings==
 
Chökyi Drakpa's writings include:
 
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 Excellent Vase that Grants the Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]]'' - a major commentary on the first eight chapters of the ''Bodhicharyavatara''

Revision as of 08:30, 24 June 2009

Thubten Chökyi Drakpa (Wyl. thub bstan chos kyi grags pa) or Minyak Kunzang Sönam (Wyl. mi nyag kun bzang bsod nams) (1823-1905) 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 and Khunu Lama Tenzin Gyaltsen, from whom the Dalai Lama received teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara. 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.

Writings

Chökyi Drakpa's writings include:

Further Reading

  • 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

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