Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (born 19 November 1974), is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and the 42nd and current Sakya Trizin, considered one of the highest qualified lineage masters of both the esoteric and exoteric traditions of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.wikipedia
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Sakya Trizin

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Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (born 19 November 1974), is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and the 42nd and current Sakya Trizin, considered one of the highest qualified lineage masters of both the esoteric and exoteric traditions of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.
The current Sakya Trizin is the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, officially known as Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche.

Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga

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He is the eldest son of the 41st Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga.
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.

Sakya

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Today, he resides in Rajpur, India along with his wife, Gyalyum Kushok Tashi Lhakyi, and two sons Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and Gyana Vajra Rinpoche.

Tibet

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He is a descendant of the famous Khon family in Tibet, which holds an unbroken lineage of great and famous masters for over a thousand years.

Lama

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From birth, Rinpoche has been the recipient of blessings, empowerments, initiations and teachings from many of the foremost high lamas and scholars of this age.

Scholar

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From birth, Rinpoche has been the recipient of blessings, empowerments, initiations and teachings from many of the foremost high lamas and scholars of this age.

14th Dalai Lama

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Most of these were bestowed by the 41st Sakya Trizin and others were bestowed by the 14th Dalai Lama, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (1920–2007), Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and Dezhung Rinpoche (1906–1987).

Dezhung Rinpoche

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Most of these were bestowed by the 41st Sakya Trizin and others were bestowed by the 14th Dalai Lama, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (1920–2007), Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and Dezhung Rinpoche (1906–1987).

Sakya Pandita

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On the 14th day of the 11th Tibetan lunar month, the anniversary of Sakya Pandita (20 December 1980), he began to receive the cycle of the precious uncommon Lam Dre teachings from the Sakya Trizin for the first time at Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling monastery in Puruwala, India. Their first child, daughter Jetsunma Kunga Trinley Palter Sakya was born on 2 January 2007, the Parinirvana Day of Sakya Pandita, which is considered auspicious according to Tibetan custom.

Lamdre

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On the 14th day of the 11th Tibetan lunar month, the anniversary of Sakya Pandita (20 December 1980), he began to receive the cycle of the precious uncommon Lam Dre teachings from the Sakya Trizin for the first time at Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling monastery in Puruwala, India.

Kinship

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He took his first oral examination on 10 October 1981 in the presence of his tutor Sakya Trizin and prominent members of the Sakya Centre on The Remembrance of the Triple Gem, The Three Heap Sutra, The Confession Sutra, the extended lineage Guru's prayers and several other texts.

Guru

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He took his first oral examination on 10 October 1981 in the presence of his tutor Sakya Trizin and prominent members of the Sakya Centre on The Remembrance of the Triple Gem, The Three Heap Sutra, The Confession Sutra, the extended lineage Guru's prayers and several other texts.

Philosophy

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During that time, he studied Buddhist philosophy mainly under Khenpo Ngawang Lekshey Kunga Rinpoche (aka.

Bachelor's degree

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1955-1999). In 1998, he graduated with a Kachupa Degree, which is equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree.

Parinirvana

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Their first child, daughter Jetsunma Kunga Trinley Palter Sakya was born on 2 January 2007, the Parinirvana Day of Sakya Pandita, which is considered auspicious according to Tibetan custom.

Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen

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Their son, Dungsay Akasha Vajra Rinpoche, was born on 27 March 2010, the 12th day of the 2nd month of the Tibetan calendar, the anniversary of the Paranirvana of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen.

Earthquake

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His birth was accompanied by a slight earthquake in New Delhi where he was born.

New Delhi

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His birth was accompanied by a slight earthquake in New Delhi where he was born.

Dehradun

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Tibetan Buddhism

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Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (born 19 November 1974), is a Tibetan Buddhist teacher and the 42nd and current Sakya Trizin, considered one of the highest qualified lineage masters of both the esoteric and exoteric traditions of Buddhist philosophy and meditation.

Khön clan of Sakya

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The current head of Khön clan is Ratna Vajra Rinpoche.