a r m a . K a g y u . T r a d i t i o n
Second Jamgon Kongtrul, Khyentse Euser (1904-1953)
from Additional Records of the Golden Kagyu Lineage (gser-phreng-ka-skhong)
by Topga Yulgyal
Second Jamgon Kongtrul, Khyentse Euser was born at Tsurphu Monastery
as the son of the fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje, who identified
and enthroned him. He received all the Kagyu teachings from his
The young reincarnation travelled
to Tsadra Rinchen Drag, the seat of his predecessor in Eastern Tibet.
He studied extensively with many masters such as Zurmang Trungpa
Chokyi Nyinche and others.
He travelled and taught in
many places in Tibet and is known to have stressed his personal
meditation practice to a great extent. He transmitted the innermost
teachings to the sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje.
Thus he became a lineage holder
of the Golden Kagyu Lineage.
He passed away in his forty-ninth
16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje (1924-1981)