Getse Mahapandita

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Getse Mahapandita (1761–1829) (Getse Mahāpaṇḍita Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrub; Wylie: dge rtse paN chen 'gyur med mchog grub)[1][2] was an important Nyingma scholar affiliated with Kathok Monastery.[3][4]

Biography and work[edit]

Getse Mahapandita was instrumental in arranging the block printing of the 'Collection of Nyingma Tantras' (Tibetan: Nyingma Gyübum) gathered by Jigme Lingpa, and for which Getse Mahapandita wrote the catalogue.[5] Getse Mahapandita solicited the carving of the blocks for the block printing of the Nyingma Gyübum through the patronage of the Derge Royal Family, who favoured and honoured Jigme Lingpa.[5] Getse Mahapandita also arranged for the printing of texts by Jigme Lingpa and Longchenpa. Getse Mahapandita proof read all of these works.[5]

He was the primary chaplain of Tsewang Lhamo, the queen of Derge. "Getse's Collected Works contain many writings that have a direct connection to Tsewang Lhamo and in the aggregate are the best source on her life and times. For instance, he composed a detailed commentary on Jigme Lingpa's epistle to Tsewang Lhamo."[2][6]

He was said to be the reincarnation of Jampa Bum (kaH thog khri rabs 03 byams pa 'bum, 1179-1252), the third abbot of Katok Monastery.[7]

Teachers[edit]

Students[edit]

  • Ngedön Tendzin Zangpo (Wylie: nges don bstan 'dzin bzang po) (1759-1792), the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche [4][10]
  • Rigdzin Paljor Gyatso (Wylie: rig 'dzin dpal 'byor rgya mtsho) (1770-1809), the third Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.[4][11]
  • He gave empowerments to Jigme Gyelwai Nyugu (Wylie: 'jigs med rgyal ba'i myu gu, 1765-1842).[12]

Variant forms of name[edit]

  • Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup (Wylie: 'gyur med tshe dbang mchog grub)
  • Katok Getse Mahapandita

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Lingpa, Jigme (author); Rinpoche, Patrul (author); Mahapandita, Getse (author); Dharmachakra Translation Committee (translators) (2006). Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra (Hardcover). Ithaca, NY, USA: Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 978-1-55939-300-3 p.13
  2. ^ a b Ronis, Jann (May 2013). "Tsewang Lhamo". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Getse Mahapandita". Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  4. ^ a b c "Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  5. ^ a b c Rigpa Shedra (July 22, 2008). 'Gyurme Tsewang Chokdrup'. Source: [1] (accessed: August 2, 2008)
  6. ^ Ronis, Jann (October 2011). "Proceedings du deuxième séminaire international des Jeunes Tibétologues (ISYT) , Paris 2009" 21. Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines. pp. 61–81. Retrieved 2013-10-09.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  7. ^ Chhosphel, Samten (March 2011). "Jampa Bum". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  8. ^ "Dodrupchen Jikmé Trinlé Özer". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  9. ^ "Changkya Rolpé Dorje". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  10. ^ "Ngedön Tendzin Zangpo". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  11. ^ "Rigdzin Paljor Gyatso". Rigpa Wiki. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  12. ^ Leschly, Jakob (August 2007). "Jigme Gyelwai Nyugu". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

References[edit]

  • Lingpa, Jigme (author); Rinpoche, Patrul (author); Mahapandita, Getse (author); Dharmachakra Translation Committee (translators) (2006). Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra (Hardcover). Ithaca, NY, USA: Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 978-1-55939-300-3
  • Dudjom Rinpoche and Jikdrel Yeshe Dorje. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: its Fundamentals and History. Two Volumes. 1991. Translated and edited by Gyurme Dorje with Matthew Kapstein. Wisdom Publications, Boston. ISBN 0-86171-087-8
  • Dargyay, Eva M. (author) & Wayman, Alex (editor)(1998). The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet. Second revised edition, reprint.Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt Ltd. Buddhist Tradition Series Vol.32. ISBN 81-208-1579-3 (paper)