School of History, Religions and Philosophies

Ngawang Jungney (Kai-Hsiang Lin)

Key information

School of History, Religions and Philosophies PhD researcher
MA Buddhist Studies (SOAS University of London), BA History (National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
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Thesis title
A History of Khön Vajrakīlaya Practice and Its Multiple Constructions (working tile)


Ngawang Jungney is a Taiwanese-born Buddhist monk from the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. After graduating from National Chengchi University (Taiwan) in September 2014, he joined the Sakya Centre in India and started monastic education. In 2017, he completed the ritual studies and passed the Grand Vajrakilaya Puja Exam. He enrolled in Advanced Buddhist Philosophy courses at Sakya Magon Shedra Thubten Namgyal Ling in 2018. While studying in the monastery, he served as a Chinese translator to His Holiness the 41st Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and to H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin and many other Sakya masters during the Dharma teachings. Presently he is doing the postgraduate programme in Buddhist Studies at SOAS University of London.

Research interests

Sakya School, Tibetan Buddhist Ritual, Tibetan Buddhism.

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