About Sakya Trizin

The 41st Sakya Trizin, Sakya Trizin Ngawang Kunga
Sakya Trizin is the traditional title of the head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya school was founded in 1073CE, when Khön Könchog Gyalpo a member of Tibet's noble Khön family, established a monastery in the region of Sakya, Tibet, which became the headquarters of the Sakya order. Since that time, its leadership has descended within the Khön family. The 41st Sakya Trizin, whose reign spanned more than fifty years, was the longest reigning Sakya Trizin. The current Sakya Trizin is Gyana Vajra Rinpoche, officially known as Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche, the 43rd Sakya Trizin Gyana Vajra Rinpoche.
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