Chogye Trichen Rinpoche
Chogye Trichen Rinpoche is a primary teacher of the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin and many other great lamas. He was the head of the Tsarpa branch of the Sakya lineage.
Born in Tsang in 1920, he was recognized by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama as the reincarnation of the previous Nalendra Monastery. He founded the monasteries in India and Nepal. He passed away in January 2007, remaining in tukdam for fifteen days.
A longer biography appears in the book.