His Eminence The Gaden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Sras Rinpoche
We were Blessed to receive Teachings from His Eminence in South Africa in 2007. His Eminence The Gaden Tripa Kyabje Rizong Sras Rinpoche is one of the most highly respected lamas alive today.
Born in Ladakh, as an infant he was recognised 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. At present he holds the post of Jangtse Chöje Rinpoche – (Dharma master of the Northern Peak), one of the three highest seats in the Gelukpa School.