The 101st Gaden Tripa Lungrik Namgyal Rinpoche is the current holder to the throne of ‘Tushita’, the supreme head of the Gelug lineage. The major monasteries – Gaden, Drepung and Sera, as well as the famous Tantric colleges of Gyuto and Gyumed, all belong to the school of Gelug. His status is the same as Lama Tsongkhapa on earth.
Gaden Tripa says “Tsem Rinpoche is young, he can still teach for a long time. We must respect and have faith and listen to Rinpoche’s teachings. He has a lot of spirit and courage for Dharma and a lot of compassion for the whole world, and this will be very beneficial to the world. Tsem Rinpoche has helped the monastery (Gaden) a lot and I am very happy for the Dharma and for the monastery, I thank Rinpoche very much.” (Oct 2006 in France)