This Thanka painting is releted with the Sakya tradition. The Five Patron saint of the Sakya Traditon.
5 founders of Sakya Tradition
The Five Founders of the Sakya Order. Center: Sachen Kunga Nyingpo; top left: Sonam Tsemo; top right: Dragpa Gyaltsen; lower left: Sakya Pandita; lower right: Chogyal Phagpa.
The Five Patron saint of the Sakya Traditon
Five of the foremost luminaries of the Sakya tradition were the renowned
Sachen Künga Nyingpo (1092-1158),
Loppön Sonam Tsemo (1142-1182),
Jetsün Drakpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216),
Sakya Pandita (1182-1251),
and Drogön Chogyal Phagpa (1235-1280).
Together, they are regarded as The Five Patriarchs of the Sakya Tradition.
The Six Ornaments of Tibet
Following the Five Patron saint, were the Six Ornaments of Tibet who were also renowned spiritual masters of the Sakya tradition. The Six Ornaments of Tibet comprised of Yakton Sengey Phel and Rongton Sheja Künrig who were reputed for their authority on the teachings of the Sutra; Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo and Zongpa Kunga Namgyal, who were highly learned in the Tantras; Gorampo Sonam Sengey and Shakya Chogden who were highly learned in both the Sutras and Tantras. It was Gorampa Sonam Sengey who also introduced the formal study of logic in the Sakya tradition.
His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the present throne holder of the Sakya tradition is the 41st in an unbroken lineage that dates back to 1073 A.D.
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