H.E. Sakya Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche

His Eminence Sakya Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche (born: c. 1997)

Sakya Phunstsok Phodrang

His Eminence Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Sakya, the younger son of H.E. Zaya Vajra Sakya and Dagmo Lhanze Youden, was born in Seattle in 1997. At the age of 11, he joined his brother H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche in India to pursue his education in the Sakya tradition. At the age of 12, he expressed his strong wish to receive monastic ordination.

H.E. Abhaya Sakya received his monastic vows from H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche in an ordination ceremony witnessed by H.E. Luding Khenshon Rinpoche, H.E. Khangsar Shabdrung Rinpoche, Ven. Antro Tulku and the Abbot of the Sakya Vajrayana College, Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen, at the Ngor Luding Ladrang in Manduwala, India. He has devotedly studied the Tibetan Buddhist rituals, literature and grammar, and has received teachings from his late grandfather H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang, his grand-uncle H. H. the Sakya Trichen (the forty-first Sakya throneholder), H. E. Luding Kenchen Rinpoche, and other high Lamas of the Sakya tradition. He now studies at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research.


Extracted from A Brief Biography of H.E. Khondung Abhaya Vajra Sakya (Source: sakya.org).