Holiness Sakya Trizin

His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche the 42nd Sakya Trizin

His Holiness Khöndung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche has recently been enthroned as the 42nd Sakya Trizin, throne-holder of the Sakya tradition, a role that he will maintain for the next three years. 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 centres.