Tibetan - English / Chinese Concise Dictionary
藏-英/中 簡明詞典

Ganden Tripa

Tibetan:དགའ་ལྡན་ཁྲི་པ   Chinese: 甘丹赤巴

The Ganden Tripa, the throne-holders of Ganden Monastery, is the head of the Gelugpa order. The Ganden Tripa is nominated or appointed on the basis of a hierarchical progression based on merit, with a tenure of 7 years. 

The first Ganden Tripa was Gyaltsab Je (1364-1432). The second was Kedrub Je (1385-1438).

The current (104th) Ganden Tripa is Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Palsangpo (1935).

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