Chetsun Khyenrab Choje

Chetsun Khyenrab Choje (c. 1436 – c. 1497)

Tsharpa Lineage – Nalendra Monastery Abbot

Chetsun Khyenrab Choje, from the Zhalu Kushang branch of the ancient Che family was installed as the throneholder and eighth abbot of the Nalendra Monastery by Dagchen Lodrö Gyaltsen, the twenty-first Sakya throneholder.

Khyenrab Choje was the first Chogye Trichen and was succeeded by seventeen holders of the Chogye Trichen title, all of whom came from the Che family, from the ‘bone lineage’ of patrilineal descent.