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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 in 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''' (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.
  
====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''
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[http://www.lotsawahouse.org/bodhicharya_overview.html An Overview of the Bodhicharyavatara by Thubten Chökyi Drakpa]
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*{{LH|tibetan-masters/minyak-kunzang-sonam/|Minyak Kunzang Sönam Series on Lotsawa House}}
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*{{TBRC|P4069|TBRC Profile}}
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*[https://treasuryoflives.org/biographies/view/Minyak-Kunzang-Sonam/6470 Biography at Treasury of Lives]
  
 
[[Category:Historical Masters]]
 
[[Category:Historical Masters]]
 
[[Category:Gelugpa Masters]]
 
[[Category:Gelugpa Masters]]
 
[[Category:Rimé Masters]]
 
[[Category:Rimé Masters]]

Latest revision as of 10:18, 13 February 2020

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.

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