The Second-Jamgö-Kongtrül-Khyentse-Ozer (1902-1952)


THE SECOND JAMGON KONGTRUL, Khyentse Ozer, was born in 1902 in the garden of Samdrub Choling at Dowolung Tsurphu, the unexcelled heart center of the dakinis, as the son of the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje, of whom he was the heart son as well. He studied, mastered, and practiced to perfection the treatises of the sutras and tantras in general, and in particular, the Five Treasuries, the path of liberation, which focuses on the Mahamudra as it is elucidated in the special teachings of the Kamtsang Kagyu.

Khyentse Ozer attained realization of the ultimate lineage and became the lineage holder of the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa. Many times over, he gave teachings, empowerments, and reading transmissions from the old and new traditions, such as the Rinchen Ter Dzö, and he rebuilt the retreat center of Tsandra Rinchen Drak (his residence at Palpung Monastery), supplying it with everything needed.

He passed away on the 10th of May, 1952, having accomplished great deeds for the benefit of the teachings and sentient beings.


Photo of the Second Jamgon Kongtrul and biographical information: Courtesy of Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang.