Lama Dampa Sönam Gyaltsen

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Lama Dampa Sönam Gyaltsen

Lama Dampa Sönam Gyaltsen (Wyl. bla ma dam pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan) aka Sakyapa Sonam Gyaltsen (1312-1375) was the 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 a teacher of both Jé Tsongkhapa and Longchenpa. He wrote a famous commentary on the Bodhicharyavatara in 1338.

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

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