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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche

Trijang Rinpoche was the foremost disciple of Pabongkha Rinpoche and the junior tutor to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. In his past lives, Rinpoche has held the position of Gadan Tripa (head of the Gelugpa lineage and holder of Tsong Khapa's throne) 3 times. Trijang Rinpoche was also the root guru of many eminent masters, including BIA's founder and root guru His Eminence Khejok Rinpoche.