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Drokmi Lotsāwa(992/993 - 1043/1072)

Drokmi Lotsāwa Śākya Yeshe ('brog mi lo tsA ba shAkya ye shes) was a member of the Ban (ban) branch of the Drokmi ('brog mi) clan. Little is known about his early life, but his year of birth is given as 992. He traveled to India and Nepal, learned Sanskrit, and then studied grammar, epistemology, writing, astrology, and tantra. In Tibet and Nepal, he translated nearly seventy tantric texts with South Asian Buddhist masters such as Gayādhara, Prajñendraruci, also known as Viravajra, the Ceylonese yogini Candramāla, Ratnavajra, Ratnaśrīimitra and possibly Prajñāgupta as well.

His two most important teachers were Gayadhāra and Prajñendraruci under whom he studied the Lamdre (lam 'bras) teachings, and the Hevajra Tantra together with its explanatory tantras, the Vajrapanjara and Samputa, collectively known as the Kyedor Gyusum (kye rdor rgyud gsum).

In Tibet he is said to have taught Sanskrit to Marpa Chokyi Lodro (mar pa chos kyi blo gros, 1002/1012-1097). He stayed at the Mugulung cave complex (mu gu lung) with his students and his consort Lhachamchik (lha lcam gcig), also known as Dzeden Wochak (mdzes ldan 'od chags), a princess of Lhatse (lha rtse).
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  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཡེ་ཤེས་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • སྤང་མཁར་མུ་གུ་ལུང་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • shAkya ye shes · other names (Wylie)
  • spang mkhar mu gu lung pa · other names (Wylie)

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  • sa skya · religious affiliation
  • Gayādhara · teacher
  • Prajñendraruci · teacher
  • se ston kun rig · student
  • 'khon dkon mchog rgyal po · student