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Biography of His Holiness the one hundred and oneth Ganden Rinpoche

The Ganden Tripas rank together with the Sakya Trizin and the Karmapa as the official heads of their respective traditions. Though the Dalai Lamas are commonly thought to be the head of the Gelugpa, they are actually not the head of the Gelugpa but the Head of Tibetan Buddhism as they represent all the four Schools! Many Ganden Tripas serve as Teachers to the Dalai Lamas and Regents during the interim of a Dalai Lama.

The present Ganden Tripa was officially enthroned in Bodhigaya in December 2002 by the present Dalai Lama during 2002's Great Prayer Festival.


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