[[མཁན་པོ་ཀུན་དཔལ།]] mkhan po kun dpal
Khenpo Kunzang Palden (mkhan po kun bzang dpal ldan c.1872-1943) was born in Dzachukha in East Tibet. He was one of Patrul Rinpoche's main students and his principal biographer, and was also an important student of Mipham Rinpoche and the author of a famous commentary to his Beacon of Certainty (nges shes sgron me). He is best known however for his commentary to the Bodhicharyavatara, based almost entirely on the teachings he received from Patrul Rinpoche. He was the first khenpo appointed to the shedra of Kathok Monastery, a position he passed on to Khenpo Ngawang Palzang, aka Khenpo Ngakchung.
Alternate Names & Spellings
- Kathok Khenchen Kunzang Palden (ka thog mkhan chen kun bzang dpal ldan)
- Kunzang Chokyi Drakpa (kun bzang chos kyi grags pa)
- Khenpo Kunzang Palden (mkhan po kun bzang dpal ldan chos grags)