Khensur Lungri Namgyel
|Khensur Lungri Namgyel|
|Date of birth:||1927|
|Place of birth:||Kham, Tibet|
|Birth name:||Trisur Lungrik Namgyal|
|Date of death:||N/A|
|Place of death:||N/A|
|Titles/Honours:||101st Gaden Tripa|
Trisur Rinpoche Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, also known as Khensur Lungri Namgyel, was born in 1927 in Kham (eastern Tibet) was the 101st Gaden Tripa, the leader of the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Ordained at eight years old, Venerable Rinpoche Lungrik Namgyal acquired the title of Geshe Lharampa and Geshe Ngarampa (specialist in tantra) after forty years of intensive study and practice in all fields of Buddhist sutra and tantra including the Five Major Treatises of Buddhist Philosophy, as well as an extraordinary monastic education which included numerous sacred rituals.
After fifty years of meditative practices and studies he was elevated by Tenzin Gyatso the Dalai Lama as successively abbot of Gyutö Tantric College (in 1983), and as abbot of Ganden Shartse Monastic University (in 1992).
On January 20, 2003 His Holiness the Dalai Lama announced in Bodhgaya at the conclusion of the Kalachakra empowerment the appointment of Khensur Lungri Namgyel Rinpoche as the 101st Ganden Tripa. The Ganden Tripa position is the highest of the Gelug lineage. Its recipient is the supreme spiritual head of the Gelug school founded in Tibet in the 15th century by Je Tsong Khapa.
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