His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin

Biography of His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin

His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trizen Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin was born in 1974 and is the eldest 42nd sakya trizinson of His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (the 41st Sakya Trizin).

He is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings, His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin belongs to the prestigious Khön family, whose successive generations have provided an unbroken lineage of outstanding masters.

His Holiness’s Main Teachers

He was born in 1974 in Dehradun, India. During his childhood he studied under the tutelage of the Venerable Rinchen Sangpo. At the age of six, he received the precious Lam Dre teachings of the Sakya tradition for the first time.

In 1990 he entered Sakya College and studied Buddhist philosophy for many years.

His many eminent teachers, from whom he has received numerous philosophical and vajrayana teachings, include His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, as well as Chogay Trichen Rinpoche, Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and Dezhung Rinpoche.

He speaks excellent English and has travelled extensively around the world to give teachings from the tradition at the request of numerous centers.