March 9, 2017 Enthronement of the 42nd Sakya Trizin

On the 9 March, the 42nd Sakya Trizin was enthroned at Sakya Institute Thubten Namgyal Ling in India. His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche is the oldest son of the 41st Sakya Trizin, His Holiness Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, and the first Sakya Trizin to be enthroned under the new succession system announced in May 2014 (click here for announcement letters). The enthronement ceremony was streamed live via Facebook (visit the official Facebook page for video, photos and more ).

Photo: Presentation of the official seal to His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. Photo by the Dawa Dolma Organizing Committee. From The 42nd Sakya Trizin Enthronement Ceremony Facebook

Instructions on Titles after the Enthronement

… This letter is to specify how, from now on, the Elder and the Younger Sakya Throneholders should respectively be referred to. Henceforth, His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin will be known as Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, and His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin will be known as Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche. Also, from this time forward, all official invitations to monasteries, and to ceremonies, conferences, and other formal occasions, should be directed to His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche. Likewise, all letters of recognition, authorisation and certification should from now on be signed by his Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trizin Rinpoche.  source: