gtsang pa rgya ras

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A master of Drukpa Kagyu lineage also know as ye shes rdo rje (1161-1211). (JV)

Tsangpa Gyarey (1161-1211). Early master in the Drukpa Kagyu lineage, also known as Yeshe Dorje (ye shes rdo rje). Chief disciple of Lingje Repa and founder of Druk Gonpa after which Drukpa Kagyu got its name. It was during his time that a saying appeared, "Half the people are Drukpa, half the Drukpa are mendicants (beggar monks), and half the mendicants are siddhas." (RY)