The Great Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

2nd Jamgon Kongtrul, Karma Palden Khyentse Ozer

The second Jamgon Kongtrul, Palden Tse Oezer, was born 1902 as the son of the His Holiness the 15th Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje. In the close proximity of his father, Karmapa, he diligently trained and perfected his studies of the 10 sciences under several teachers. He received the new and old Mantra traditions, especially the complete traditions of the eight practice lineages, like filling a vase to the brim, and listened to the complete oral instructions from his father the supreme Gyalwang Karmapa. By doing so, he entered the Golden Garland of the Kagyu Lineage.

Furthermore he also perfectly received all the empowerments, reading transmissions and instructions of the individual philosophical systems from great beings, who are the non-sectarian holders of the teachings. He bestowed upon those to be tamed - his disciples - the new and old Mantra traditions, headed by the Five Great Treatises, and the oral instructions of the four yoga lineages.

In 1952, when he was 51 years old, he passed away.