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====Writings====
 
====Writings====
He composed a major commentary on the first eight chapters of the ''Bodhicharyavatara'' called ''[[The Excellent Vase that Grants the Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]]'', and two commentaries to the famous ninth chapter on wisdom (including ''[[The Brilliant Torch]]''.)
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Chökyi Drakpa's writings include:
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* ''[[The Excellent Vase that Grants the Qualities of the Bodhisattvas]]'' - a major commentary on the first eight chapters of the ''Bodhicharyavatara''
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*''[[The Brilliant Torch]]'' - one of two commentaries to the famous ninth chapter of the ''Bodhicharyavatara''
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==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==

Revision as of 12:42, 5 July 2007

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 in 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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