Vikramashila

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rnam gnon ngang tshul - Vikramashila [in Magadha] [RY]

rnam gnon tshul gyis bsngags pa'i slob dpon bcu gnyis - twelve masters who were renowned at Vikramashila. They were Jnana pada, Dipamkarabhadra, Lan.kajayabhadra, Shridhara, Bhavabhadra, Bhayakirti, Lilavajra, Durjayacandra, Samayavajra, Tathagata rakshita, Bodhibhadra and Kamalarakshita. [GM] [RY]

zhi ba 'tsho - Lobpön Bodhisattva, Shantarakshita, 'Guardian of Peace.' The Indian pandita and abbot of Vikramashila and of Samye who ordained the first Tibetan monks. He was an incarnation of the bodhisattva Vajrapani and is also known as Khenpo Bodhisattva or Bhikshu Bodhisattva Shantarakshita. He is the founder of a philosophical school combining Madhyamika and Yogachara. This tradition was reestablished and clarified by Mipham Rinpoche in his commentary on the Madhyamaka Lamkara [RY]

bi kra ma shi la'i byang sgo srung ba'i paN Dita mdzad pa - was given the position of pandita protector of the northern gate of Vikramashila [RY]