Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje
Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
Texts by and about Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (gtsang pa rgya ras ye shes rdo rje, 1161–1211), the founder of Druk Monastery:
This famous Kagyü prayer of taking refuge consists of four lines, each of which begins with the phrase, "All mother sentient beings as infinite as space..." (ma nam mkha' dang mnyam pa'i sems can thams cad...). This particular version of the prayer is from the oral tradition of Drogön Tsangpa Gyare (1161–1211) as recorded by Götsangpa (1189–1258).