Chorig Kalon Attends Enthronment ceremony of 104th Gaden Tri Rinpoche.

August 5, 2017

The 104th Gaden Tri Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche

MUNDGOD: Honorable Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok of Department of Religion and Culture, CTA attended the enthronement ceremony of 104th Gaden Tri Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche yesterday, 4 August 2017.

The function was held in the early morning around 6:00 am at Gaden Lachi. It began with a recitation of auspicious sutras by the Sharpa Choeje Rinpoche, abbots, ex abbots and monks of the monasteries. Kyabje Tri Rinpoche addressed the gathering and gave a short teaching during the ceremony. The second function was held around 10:00 am at Gaden Tri Thok Khang, the seat of Gaden Tri Rinpoche, DoegulingTibetan Settlement, Mundgod.

The ceremony was attended by Health Kalon, Former Kalon Gyari Dolma, Chief Representative of Bangalore and representatives of the monasteries and organizations.

Today, a long life prayer was offered to Kyabje Gaden Tri Rinpoche by Gelug tradition at Gaden Tri Thok Khang.

The tradition of the Gaden Tripas (the throne holders of the Geluk tradition) began with the great master Tsongkhapa (1357 - 1419). Before passing away, Tsongkhapa passed the leadership of the newly established Geluk tradition to Gyaltsab Je (1364-1432), who then passed it on to Khedrub Je (1385-1438). Since then the precious legacy established by Tsongkhapa has continued till today. Kaybje Jesun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche was appointed by H.H. the Dalai Lama as the 104th Gaden Tripa on 24 June 2017.

The Gaden Tri Rinpoche is the supreme spiritual head of the Gelug tradition.

Enthronement ceremony of 104th Gaden Tri Rinpoche Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche.