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Texts by and about the eighth-century master Śāntarakṣita (zhi ba 'tsho), who, as the first abbot of Samyé Monastery, played a major role in the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet:
This praise to the Abbot Śāntarakṣita is part of a set of three praises commemorating the lives of the so-called Abbot, Master and Dharma-King (Khen Lob Chö Sum), i.e., Śāntarakṣita, Guru Padmasambhava and Trisong Detsen.
- The Tree of Awakening: A Prayer to the Great Abbot Śāntarakṣita by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse composed this prayer as part of a series of supplications addressed to the Dharma King Tri Songdetsen, Guru Padmasambhava, and Abbot Śāntarakṣita (mkhan slob chos gsum) as well as the future king of Shambhala, Raudracakrin, all written at the behest of the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche and a lama from Dzogchen Monastery called Pema Düdül.