Khenpo Sangye Tendzin

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Khenpo Sangye Tendzin

Khenpo Sangye Tendzin (Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་བསྟན་འཛིན་, Wyl. sangs rgyas bstan 'dzin) (1904-1990) — a Sakya khenpo who lived at Guru Sakya Monastery in Ghoom, near Darjeeling, and was famous for his writings on the works of Sakya Pandita, especially his commentary on the Sakya Lekshé, which he wrote in 1972. He gave the transmission of Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

He was a student of Drayab Thupten Zangpo (c.1891/2-c.1930), who was in turn a student of Khenpo Shenga.

He appears in the Desjardins movie, and there is also a photo and brief description in Thomas Merton's Asian Journal, p. 145.

He passed away on 11th November 1990

His Writings

His commentary on Sapan's Sakya Lekshé has been translated into English. He also wrote a commentary to Sapan's Clear Differentiation of the Three Sets of Vows and to Gorampa's sdom gsum kha skong.

Further Reading

  • David P. Jackson, 'Commentaries on the Writings of Sa-skya Pandita' in Tibet Journal, vol. VIII, no. 3, Autumn 1983
  • Sakya Pandita, Ordinary Wisdom: Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice, translated by John T. Davenport, Boston: Wisdom, 2000
  • Thomas Merton, The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton, New Directions Publishing, 1975, pp. 144-145

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