Ganden Tri Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin
|Ganden Tri Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin
Ganden Tri Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin is the current 104th Ganden Tripa, the head of Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Rinpoche was born in Tibet in 1934 and was ordained as a monk at the age of seven. Following His Holiness the Dalai Lama into exile in 1959, he entered Sera Je Monastery where he was enrolled into Tsangpa Khangtsen at the age of seventeen.Following a rigorous study of the Buddhist philosophies, he obtained the highest honor of Geshe Lharampa degree in 1979 after debate examinations attended by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist scholars.
After receiving the Geshe Lharampa degree, he entered Gyume Tantric University and two years later became a master of discipline. Rinpoche also studied the esoteric teachings of the Mahayana tradition extensively while he was there at Gyume Tantric University.
In 1985, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed him as the abbot of Gyume Tantric University,
a position he held for 6 years. And he was appointed to the position of Jangtse Choje in 2010.
In 2017 he was appointed to the position as the 104 th Ganden Tripa. Rinpoche is a renowned scholar and brilliant teacher who convey the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with great skill, clarity, energy, and compassion. Because of Rinpoche’s profound qualities, Rinpoche serves as one of the principal teachers of students preparing for their Geshe degrees
including young tulkus (recognized incarnations).
Rinpoche maintains a close relationship with Geshe Sopa Rinpoche who is one of Rinpoche’s teachers.
Conversation with Jangtse Choje Rinpoche
in 2002 at Deer Park