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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''
 
* ''[[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''
 
*''[[The Brilliant Torch]]'' - one of two commentaries to the famous ninth chapter of the ''Bodhicharyavatara''
*''A Torch for the Path to Omniscience: A Word by Word Commentary to the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro'' (see link below)
 
  
 
==Further Reading==
 
==Further Reading==
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*[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/bodhicharya_overview.html An Overview of the Bodhicharyavatara by Thubten Chökyi Drakpa]
 
*[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/bodhicharya_overview.html An Overview of the Bodhicharyavatara by Thubten Chökyi Drakpa]
*''[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/chokyidrakpa.html A Torch for the Path to Omniscience: A Word by Word Commentary to the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro]''
 
  
 
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Revision as of 13:12, 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

External Links