The Central Tibetan Administration is reporting today on the death of Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin, who was appointed last year to 103rd Gaden Tripa, the spiritual head of Gelug order of the Tibetan Buddhism. This is an appointment that takes place every seven years.
Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, who was born in Eastern Tibet in 1937, died yesterday in Delhi, India, after several months of illness.
After joining the Tsem monastery at 9, he went on to Drepung Loseling Monastic University and received teachings from numerous masters including the Dalai Lama, who he would follow out of Tibet and receive full ordination vows from. His Holiness would ultimately, also, appoint him to Gaden Tripa. Rinpoche would serve various monastic roles over his life, including that of 119th abbot of Gyuto monastery.
His biography can be read online at CTA’s report.