Götsangpa Gönpo Dorje

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Götsangpa Gönpo Dorje

Götsangpa Gönpo Dorje (Tib. རྒོད་ཚང་པ་མགོན་པོ་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Wyl. rgod tshang pa mgon po rdo rje) (1189-1258) was a mahasiddha of the Drukpa Kagyü school, well known for his songs of realization and said to have been an emanation of Milarepa. He was born in southern Tibet, but moved to Central Tibet, where he met his main teachers Tsangpa Gyaré Yeshe Dorje and Sangye Ön. Following his studies, he travelled from one isolated hermitage to another, never staying in the same place twice. He founded the branch of the Drukpa Kagyü school known as the Upper Drukpa (སྟོད་འབྲུག་, stod 'brug). His students included Orgyenpa Rinchen Pal.

Further Reading

  • Ani Jinpa Palmo is currently preparing a translation of his biography.
  • Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, 'The Eight Flashing Lances' in Buddhadharma, Winter 2006
  • Lotsawa Tony Duff, Three Songs of Gotshangpa Gonpo Dorje: Excerpted from the Biography of Gotshangpa Gonpo Dorje, Padma Karpo Translation Committee, 2008
  • Nālandā Translation Committee, The Rain of Wisdom, Shambhala Publications, 1980

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