Shantarakshita (zhi ba ‘tsho).
‘Guardian of Peace.’ The Indian pandita and abbot
of Vikramashila and of Samye who ordained the first Tibetan monks.
He was an incarnation of the bodhisattva Vajrapani and is also
known as Khenpo Bodhisattva or Bhikshu Bodhisattva Shantarakshita.
He is the founder of philosophical school combining Madhyamika
and Yogachara. This tradition was reestablished and clarified
by Mipham Rinpoche in his commentary on the Madhyamaka Lamkara.