Phyogs las rnam rgyal

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ཕྱོགས་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་
Chokle Namgyal(1306 - 1386) 

Chokle Namgyel (phyogs las rnam rgyal), who is also known by the name Chokyi Gyelpo (chos kyi rgyal po), was born in the western region of Ngari (mnga' ris) in 1306. As a young child he received teachings from several Tibetan masters and studied Sanskrit with the Indian or Nepalese paṇḍita Umapati (u ma pa ti). In 1313, when he was eight years old, he traveled to the central Tibetan region of Tsang and began the study of Madhyamaka philosophy with the expert scholar Tsangnakpa (gtsang nag pa) and other teachers. He also studied epistemology, the literature of the vehicle of perfections, abhidharma, the monastic code, and tantric subjects at different monasteries for some years.

In 1325 Chokle Namgyel studied at the great monastery of Sakya (sa skya) and also at Drakram (brag ram dgon). At this point he was a strong advocate of the rangtong (rang stong) view. He then visited many monasteries in central Tibet and Tsang for further studies and during this trip received the nickname Chokle Namgyel, “Victorious in All Directions” because of his consummate skill in debate. He returned to Sakya, where he was again victorious in debate, and also traveled to several other places in central Tibet and Tsang, including Zhalu Monastery (zhwa lu) Monastery. There he received teachings from the great master Buton Rinchen Drub (bu ston rin chen grub)
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  • ཇོ་ནང་མཁན་ཆེན་ཕྱོགས་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • མངའ་རིས་པ་ཕྱོགས་ལས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • jo nang mkhan chen phyogs las rnam rgyal · other names (Wylie)
  • mnga' ris pa phyogs las rnam rgyal · other names (Wylie)

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  • jo nang · religious affiliation
  • bu ston rin chen grub · teacher
  • dol po pa · teacher
  • byang chub rtse mo · teacher
  • thang po chung ba blo gros dpal · teacher
  • sa bzang ma ti paN chen blo gros rgyal mtshan · teacher
  • Tsong kha pa · student
  • kun spangs chos grags dpal bzang · student
  • nya dbon kun dga' dpal · student
  • sa bzang 'phags pa gzhon nu blo gros · student
  • grub chen sangs rgyas dpal · student