Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa Series
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Great treasury of non-referential compassion, Avalokiteśvara,
Powerful lord of flawless wisdom, Mañjuśrī,
And destroyer of all the hosts of māra, Vajrapāṇi, Lord of Secrets—
Crowning glory amongst all the learned masters of the Land of Snows,
Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa, at your feet I pray!
Texts by and about the great master Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa) (1357–1419), founder of the Gelug school:
- Rain of Wisdom, Love and Spiritual Power: A Guru Yoga of the Three Mañjughoṣas of the Land of Snow by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Guru Yoga
A guru yoga focusing on the so-called Three Mañjuśrīs of Tibet, i.e., Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364), Sakya Paṇḍita (1182–1251) and Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419). Here, Jamyang Khyentse further identifies Longchen Rabjam with the bodhisattva Vajrapāṇi and Tsongkhapa with the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
- Short Guru Yoga of the Noble Lord, All-Knowing Tsongkhapa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Guru Yoga
One of the great Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa's most famous teachings, this short text highlights the importance of renunciation, the motivation of bodhicitta, and the wisdom that realises the nature of things.
- The Flower of Faith: Praise to the Great Lord Guru Tsongkhapa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Praise
One of two texts in praise of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (1357–1419) that Jamyang Khyentse composed, this one dates from early 1959 and follows what he describes as a delusory dream of filling a statue of the master.
- The Sweet Melody of Devotion: A Prayer to the Great Omniscient Lord Tsongkhapa by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö | Prayers