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Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga

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Ngawang Kunga,
Sakya Trizin Emeritus
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TitleHis Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche
Born (1945-09-07) September 7, 1945 (age 74)
Tsedong, Tibet
SpouseGyalyum Tashi Lhakee
ChildrenRatna Vajra Rinpoche, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche
SchoolSakya school of Tibetan Buddhism

Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga served as the 41st Sakya Trizin, the throne holder of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, from his appointment in 1952 until his retirement in 2017. His religious name is Ngawang Kunga Tegchen Palbar Trinley Samphel Wangyi Gyalpo (Tibetan: ངག་དབང་ཀུན་དགའ་ཐེག་ཆེན་དཔལ་འབར་འཕྲིན་ལས་བསམ་འཕེལ་དབང་གྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ།, Wylie: ngag dbang kun dga' theg chen dpal 'bar trin lé sam pel wang gyi gyel po). After passing the throne of the Sakya lineage to his elder son Ratna Vajra Rinpoche who became the 42nd Sakya Trizin on 9 March 2017, he is now known as Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche.[1][2] He is considered second only to the Dalai Lama, in the spiritual hierarchy of Tibetan Buddhism.[3][4][5]


Ngawang Kunga[6] was born on September 7, 1945[7] in Tsedong, near Shigatse, Tibet. From his father, Vajradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen, he received important initiations and teachings in the Sakya lineage. He began intensive religious study at the age of five. In 1952, he was officially designated as the next Sakya Trizin by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.[8] He continued intensive training from his main teacher Ngawang Lodroe Shenpen Nyingpo and many other famous Tibetan scholars, studying extensively in both the esoteric and exoteric Buddhist traditions. In 1959, at the age of fourteen, he was formally enthroned as head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. In the same year, due to the political situation in Tibet, Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga, his family, and many lamas and monks from the Sakya Monastery relocated to India.[8]

To maintain the unbroken lineage of the Khon family, in 1974 he consented to requests that he accept Tashi Lhakee, daughter of a noble family from Derge in Kham as his consort.[9] In the same year his first son, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, was born. In 1979, a second son, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche was born.

After leaving Tibet, in 1964, Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga re-established the seat of the Sakya in Rajpur, India, building a monastery known as Sakya Centre.[10] Since that time, he has worked tirelessly to preserve the thousand-year-old religious heritage of the Sakya Order and to transmit its teachings to succeeding generations.[9] He founded and directly guides a number of institutions, including Sakya Monastery in Rajpur, Sakya Institute, Sakya College, Sakya Nunnery, Sakya College for Nuns, Sakya Tibetan Settlement, Sakya Hospital, dozens of other monasteries and nunneries in Tibet, Nepal, and India, and numerous Dharma Centers in many countries.[9][11]

Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche is regarded as one of the most highly qualified Buddhist lineage holder respected by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and teaches widely throughout the world.[12] He has bestowed the extensive Lam Dre teaching cycle, which is the most important teaching of the Sakya Order over 18 times on various continents, and also transmitted major initiation cycles such as Collection of all the Tantras, and the Collection of all the Sādhanās, which contain almost all of the empowerments for the esoteric practices of the various schools of Tibetan Buddhism to hundreds of lineage holders in the next generation of Buddhist teachers.[13] He has trained both of his sons as highly qualified Buddhist masters, and they both travel widely, teaching Buddhism throughout the world.[14]

The year 2009 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the 41st Sakya Trizin's leadership of the Sakya Order. The occasion was celebrated as a Golden Jubilee with extensive celebrations and tributes to his success in preserving and maintaining the Sakya school.


  1. ^ "Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche - Rigpa Wiki". Retrieved 2 June 2017.[unreliable source?]
  2. ^ "Sakya Dolma Phodrang". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "SAKYA History -". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ Vairochana. "His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Naldjor". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Biographies of The Great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo and H.H. The 41st Sakya Trizin B" (PDF). Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  7. ^ Johnson, Sandy (1996). The Book of Tibetan Elders: Life Stories and Wisdom from the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet. New York: Riverhead Books. pp. 233. ISBN 9781573226073. OCLC 34191822. Born in southern Tibet in 1945, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Jetsun Kusho's brother and cousin to Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche, is the forty-first in an unbroken lineage of lamas that reaches back to 1073 A.D. The title 'Sakya Trizin' means 'Holder of the Throne of Sakya.' He inherited the title at the age of eleven, when his father died.
  8. ^ a b Biographies of The Great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo and His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin. Compiled by Ratna Vajra Sakya, Dolma Lhamo, and Lama Jampa Losel. Published by Sakya Academy, Dehradun, U.A. India. 2003.
  9. ^ a b c "His Holiness the Sakya Trizin".
  10. ^ "Sakya Centre - Sakya Lineage". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Home - His Holiness the Sakya Trizin". Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche - Rigpa Wiki". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Biography of His Holiness Sakya Trizin". Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  14. ^ "Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling". Retrieved 2 June 2017.


  • Penny-Dimri, Sandra. (1995). "The Lineage of His Holiness Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga." The Tibet Journal. Vol. XX, No. 4 Winter 1995, pp. 64–92. ISSN 0970-5368.
  • Trizin, Sakya. Parting from the Four Attachments. Shang Shung Publications, 1999.
  • Johnson, Sandy. The Book of Tibetan Elders: Life Stories and Wisdom from the Great Spiritual Masters of Tibet. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997. ISBN 9781573226073

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