Sharpa Chöjé

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Sharpa Chöjé (Tib. ཤར་པ་ཆོས་རྗེ་, Wyl. shar pa chos rje) is one of the most important positions in the Gelug tradition, and is held by a former abbot of Gyütö Higher Tantric College. The Sharpa Chöjé goes on to be appointed, in alternation with the Jangtsé Chöjé, as Ganden Tripa, the Throneholder of Ganden Monastery and overall head of the Gelug tradition.