Go Khukpa Lheytse

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Go Khukpa Lheytse ('gos khug pa lhas btsas) [early 11th century]

Gö-Khukpa Lheytse was born in the Tsang Tana region of central Tibet and was a contemporary of Marpa Lotsawa. He first studied in Tibet and then traveled to Kashmir, India, and Nepal. He studied with seventy-two Panditas of India and mastered the Sanskrit language and buddhist teachings. He translated many scriptures into Tibetan and contributed to the translation effort of Kagyur and Tangyur. He is one of the most important translators in the New Translation School, after Lochen Rinchen Sangpo.