Kawa Paltsek

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Kawa Paltseg

Kawa Paltseg (Tibetan: སྐ་བ་དཔལ་བརྩེགསWylie: ska ba dpal brtsegs, alternate spelling Kawa Peltseg) was one of the twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) during the Tibetan Empire period. He was born in Kawa in Phenpo Valley. He was one of the seven monks ordained by the great abbot Śāntarakṣita (Shantarakshita) and became one of the greatest Tibetan translators in accordance with a prophecy by Guru Rinpoche. He was one of the most important contributors to the translation of the Tibetan Tripitaka and the Nyingma Gyübum. "Kawa" is a place name and "Paltseg" means "Mountain of resplendence."

Selected commentaries

  • Seventeenfold Appearance of the Sequence of the View (T. lta rim snang ba bcu bdun pa)
  • A Manual of Key Buddhist Terms ( T. lo tsa ba ka ba dpal brtsegs kyis mdzed pa'i chos kyi rnam grangs dang, chos kyi rnam grangs kyi brjed byang bzhugs so)

Works translated into English

  • Kawa Paltseg, Lotsawa. A Manual of Key Buddhist Terms: Categorization of Buddhist Terminology with Commentary. LTWA: 2015

See also


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