Holiness Sakya Trichen

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is a member of Tibet‘s noble Khon family, which founded the Sakya Order in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

Born in Tibet in 1945, he inherited all the teachings that have been preserved within the Sakya tradition.

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His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (The Sakya Trichen) served as the 41st head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. The head of the Sakya school is known as the Sakya Trizin (‘holder of the Sakya throne’) is drawn from the male line of the Khön family.

In March 2017, when the throneholder duties were handed over to His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin. H.H. is now formally addressed as His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche.

In addition to his leadership of the Sakya Order for over fifty years, His Holiness Sakya Trichen is renowned throughout the world for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his fluency and precise command of English.

Receiving teachings directly from His Holiness carries a special lineage of blessings from the founders of the Sakya Order, as well as from Manjushri himself.  His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the manifestation of all the Buddha’s transcendent wisdom.