H.H. Sakya Trizin


The 41st supreme head of the Sakya School. Born on September 7th, 1945, Trizin was orphaned at a young age. His care fell to his maternal aunt, who ensured that he received a spiritual education. At age six, Trizin was designated the throne Holder of the Sakya Order by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama while on a pilgrimage to Lhasa.
In 1959, at the age of 14, the Chinese invasion of Tibet forced Trizin into exile. He took up residence in Darjeeling, India, where he established the Sakya Guru monastery and began the daunting task of reuniting the scattered Sakya community.
His Holiness has engaged in speaking tours all across Asia, Europe, and the United States since the 1970’s.