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Maitrīpa(986 - 1063) 
Famed Indian Mahāsiddha whose influence was felt in the Tibetan tradition via his student Marpa Chökyi Lodrö, and others. In terms of the Uttaratantra he is reported to have had visionary interactions with the Bodhisattva Maitreya that led him to discover instructions related to the treatise. However, there is no mention of this in his extant writings. Nevertheless, the lineage of the instructions that reportedly descend from him would form the basis for a meditative tradition of exegesis on this work that became widespread among followers of the Kagyu school. A tradition which feature a unique Mahāmudra approach to the Uttaratantra.

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  • མངའ་བདག་མཻ་ཏྲི་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • དྷརྨ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • གཉིས་མེད་རྡོ་རྗེ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ཨ་ཝ་དྷུ་ཏི་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མཻ་ཏྲི་གུཔྟ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • གཉིས་སུ་མེད་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • mnga' bdag mai tri pa · other names (Wylie)
  • d+har+ma · other names (Wylie)
  • gnyis med rdo rje · other names (Wylie)
  • a wa d+hu ti pa · other names (Wylie)
  • mai tri gup+ta · other names (Wylie)
  • gnyis su med pa'i rdo rje · other names (Wylie)
  • Advayavajra · other names
  • Maitrīpāda · other names
  • Maitrīgupta · other names
  • Avadhūtipa · other names
  • Avadhūtipāda · other names
  • Maitreyanātha · other names

Affiliations & relations

  • Sha wa ri pa · teacher
  • Nāropa · teacher
  • Mahāvajrāsana · student
  • khyung po rnal 'byor · student
  • mar pa chos kyi blo gros · student