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Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen
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Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen (Tib. རྗེ་བཙུན་གྲགས་པ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་, Wyl. rje btsun grags pa rgyal mtshan) (1147-1216) — the third of the five Sakya patriarchs, and the author of a famous commentary on Parting from the Four Attachments. He was the son of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo and the brother of Sönam Tsemo.
Jetsun Drakpa Gyeltsen (1147-1216)
This Sakya lama is the third of the Five Superiors of the Sakya Tradition. His father was Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, and mother was Jomo machig Od-dron. As a young child Jetsun Drakpa Gyeltsen spent time in solitude, was free of worldly desires, diligent in practicing virtuous qualities, and was free of childish conduct. He received lay vows from Dawa Gyeltsen when he was eight years old.
His principal teachers were his father Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, and his eldest brother, Sonam Tsemo. He received many teachings of the three baskets and the Four classes of Tantra from many Tibetan, Indian and Nepalese teachers.
Drakpa Gyaltsen (or Jetsun Dakpa Gyeltsen) (1147–1216) was a Tibetan spiritual leader and the third of the Five Venerable Supreme Sakya Masters of Tibet. He was also the guru of the famous Sakya Pandita.