Trichen Lodro Tenpa, a disciple of Tsongkhapa and of his principal disciple Gyeltsab Darma Rinchen, was an outstanding scholar who specialized on the treatises of Maitreya, on which he composed a number of works. He founded the Dakpo Sherubling Monastery in mid-fifteenth century, and served as the Seventh Ganden Tripa from 1473 to 1478.
śrāvaka - The disciples of the Buddha who aspire to attain individual liberation or nirvāṇa. The final goal of the Hearers is to become an arhat, a state in which one has totally eliminated the inner problems of attachment, hatred and ignorance, the main causes for rebirth in this cycle of existence. There are four stages of a śrāvaka path including eight phases. Skt. श्रावक Tib. ཉན་ཐོས། Ch. 聲聞
These are the root verses of the Uttaratantra attributed to Maitreya by the Tibetan tradition.
Geluk - The Geluk tradition traces its origin to Tsongkhapa, who propagated a modified version of the Kadampa lojong and lamrim teachings. It is the dominant tradition of Tibet, having established its control of the government under the figure of the Dalai Lama. Tib. དགེ་ལུགས་
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