This series of blog posts are meant to be resources guides to complement the biographies of the great masters and scholars on the Treasury of Lives site.
Sokpo Pelgyi Yeshe
Sokpo Pelgyi Yeshe, also known as Sokpo Lhapal, was a direct disciple of both Guru Rinpoche and Nyak Jnanakumara and then later became the teacher of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe.
In Masters of Meditation and Miracles, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche relateshow Sokpo Pelgyi Yeshe was a blacksmith who became adept at the practice of Vajrakilaya. As a result, “with a gesture he could catch dangerous wild beasts; and on threeoccasions with his miraculous power he pacified the enemies of his teacher, Nyak.
In Yeshe Tsogyal’s biography, Lady of the Lotus-Born, there was a contest among Guru Rinpoche’s disciples to show signs of accomplishment. “With the mudra of the hook, the mantra of summoning and the power of his concentration, Sogpo Lhapel caused a pregnant tigress to appear from the south.”
Jamgon Kongtrul talks about him in several places. In the second volume of Treasury of Knowledge, his role in transmitting the teachings of Nyak Jnanakumara is discussed.