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The Second Jamgon Kongtrul, Khyentse Euser (1904-1953)

Excerpts from Additional Records of the Golden Kagyu Lineage (gser-phreng-ka-skhong) by Topga Yulgyal

The 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 father.

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 year.

The 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje (1924-1981)




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