PURUWALA: Ven Karma Gelek Yuthok, Kalon for the Department of Religion and Culture, Central Tibetan Administration, delivered the official statement of the Kashag on the enthronement ceremony of the 42nd Sakya Trizin at Magon Thupten Namgyal Ling monastery, Puruwala.
Kalon expressed the Kashag’s congratulatory greetings to the new Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and wished him all the success in his new responsibility as the spiritual leader of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Kalon also lauded the efforts of the 41st Sakya Trizin and expressed the Central Tibetan Administration’s profound gratitude to him for its lifelong contribution towards Tibetan Buddhism and revival of Tibetan culture.
Hailing him as one of the greatest teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, Kalon said,”The 41st Sakya Trizin was enthroned at the tender age of six when Tibet was going through one of its most difficult periods in its history. Since then, he has contributed immensely to the sustenance and promotion of Tibetan Buddhism in general and the Sakya tradition in particular over the years. He has also become the longest serving Sakya Trizin since Khon Kunchok Gyalpo.”
“His efforts in the revival of Tibetan culture in exile through the Sakya tradition was hugely significant and exemplary. The 41st Sakya Trizin has also consistently supported His Holiness the Dalai Lama in all his endeavors and visions. Therefore, the Central Tibetan Administration is deeply grateful and bows down in respect to him for his lifelong efforts and contribution,” he said.
Kalon Karma Gelek Yuthok further applauded the Sakya school’s recent announcement regarding succession of Sakya throne holders. “The announcement made by the two Sakya Palaces in May 2014 regarding succession is consistent with the current era and also significant for its vision of preserving the unique cultural traditions of the Sakya school in the long run,” he said, adding that the step was in tune with the 14th and 15th Kashag’s three guiding principles of unity, innovation and self-reliance.