Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, was born
on 19th November, 1974 in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh. Soon after his
birth, he received blessings and initiations from many high lamas including his
his childhood, he travelled widely in India as well as in many foreign countries
with his parents. At the age of six, he began his formal education under the
tutorship of Venerable Rinchen Sangpo. And in the next few years, he studied
Tibetan reading, writing, grammar, memorisation and recitation of basic prayers
1987, when His Eminence was fourteen, he passed his first major examination at
the Sakya Centre, Rajpur. Two years later, he completed all his basic studies of
different rituals and scriptures at the Sakya Centre.
following year, he joined the Sakya College and studied there for the next seven
In 1998, His Eminence finished his Kachupa degree, which is equivalent to a
this period, His Eminence has received many major initiations and also many
common and uncommon teachings. He has accompanied His Holiness Sakya Trizin on
many teaching tours in South East Asia. He has given many teachings and
initiations in India and abroad and has also done many retreats on the principal
deities of the Sakyapa Order.
he stays at the Sakya Dolma Phodrang and accompanies His Holiness on various
tours in India and abroad and also participates in regular prayer ceremonies at
Sakya Center and Dolma Phodrang.