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Drakri Hermitage
by José Ignacio Cabezón
January 30, 2006
Section 4 of 4


[1] The Extensive Explanation of the World (Dzamling Gyeshé’Dzam gling rgyas bshad) mentions two Drakri hermitages. One it calls “new” (sargsar), and the other “old” (nyingrnying); see Turrell Wylie, The Geography of Tibet According to the ’Dzam-gling-rgyas-bshad (Rome: IsMEO, 1962), 83.
[2] Ser smad spom ra dge bshes ye shes dbang phyug, Ser smad thos bsam nor gling grwa tshang gi chos ’byung lo rgyus nor bu’i phreng ba [A History of the Sermé Tösam Norling College: A Garland of Jewels] (Bylakuppe: Sermey Printing Press, 1984), 36.
[3] See TBRC P22.
[4] Dung dkar blo bzang ’phrin las, Dung dkar tshig mdzod chen mo [The Great Dungkar Dictionary] (Krung go’i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang, 2002), 1501. See also TBRC P1723. Bshes gnyen tshul khrims, Lha sa’i dgon tho rin chen spungs rgyan [A Catalogue of the Monasteries of Lhasa: A Heap of Jewels] (Bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang, 2001), 73, mentions another figure in addition to Gyatso TayéRgya mtsho mtha’ yas as a possible founder, to wit, the Drakri incarnation Lozang Tekchok Wangpo (Drakri Trülku Lozang Tekchok WangpoBrag ri sprul sku blo bzang theg mchog dbang po).
Drakri Hermitage , by José Ignacio Cabezón

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