His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche His Holiness Khöndung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche was enthroned as the 42nd Sakya Trizin, throne-holder of the Sakya tradition in 2018, a role which he fulfilled until the enthronement of His Holiness Gyana Vajra Rinpochje as the 43rd Sakya Trizin in March 2022. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche 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.