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Yeshe Yang

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Yeshe Yang d.862

Name Variants: Atsar Yeshe Yang; Ba Yeshe Yang; Yeshe Wangpo



Yeshe Yang (ye shes dbyangs) was a lay disciple of Padmasambhava, counted among the twenty-five disciples (rje 'bangs nyer lnga). He is credited with transcribing many of Padmasambhava’s treasures, and concealing many of them himself, thus earning his name Ba (sba; conceal) Yeshe Yang. He is said to have received the knowledge of the secret script directly from the ḍākinīs, having traveled to their realm in a state of meditation.

He lived for a number of years at forested mountainsides with Sokpo Lhapel (sog po lha dpal), when, it is said, one day he flew into the sky and disappeared.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tarthang Tulku. 1975. Bringing the Teachings Alive. Cazadero, CA: Dharma Publishing.

’Jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha’ yas. 2007. Gter ston brgya rtsa. In Rin chen gter mdzod chen mo. New Delhi: Shechen (v.1 p. 403).

Gu ru bkra shis. 1990. Gu bkra’i chos ’byung. Beijing: Krung go’i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, p. 172.

 

Arthur Mandelbaum
August 2007

 

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