Patron of Lam Rim Centres

His Eminence, The 102nd Ganden Tripa, Rizong Sre Rinpoche

HE Rizong Sre Rinpoche

His Eminence Rizong Rinpoche is one of the most highly respected lamas alive today.

Born in Ladakh, as an infant he was recognized and enthroned as the reincarnation of the Rizong Sre Tulku, and since that time has dedicated his life to the study and practice of the enlightenment path. He joined Drepung Loseling Monastery, Lhasa, in the mid-1940s. In Tibetan spiritual circles he is regarded as a modern-day Milarepa, having lived a life of simplicity and meditation since his youth. Recently he completed a strict three year retreat in a remote cave of Ladakh so inaccessible that it was snowed in for six months a year. In the past he has served as abbot of firstly the Gyume Tantric College and then Drepung Loseling Monastery.

He is the 102nd Ganden Tripa (incumbent since 2009), the highest seat in the Gelukpa School.