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... His desire for learning and practice grew, and he longed to join a monastery.[3] His parents, however, needing his help at home, did not support his wish.[4] Despite not being allowed to follow his own path, he did manage to receive empowerment and instruction into the practice of Guru Drakpo from a lama named Drubwang Tenpa Gyatso (grub dbang bstan pa rgya mtsho) who gave him the name Wangdrak Gyatso (dbang grags rgya mtsho).[5] While there are no autobiographical sketches of his early life, it might be assumed that he took Guru Drakpo as his yidam, or chosen deity ...

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