Khenchen Tashi Özer

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Khenchen Tashi Özer (Tib. མཁན་ཆེན་བཀྲ་ཤིས་འོད་ཟེར, Wyl. mkhan chen bkra shis 'od zer) (1836-1910) was an important figure in the Rimé movement. He served as a khenpo at the monasteries of Paljor and Palpung, the seat of the Tai Situ incarnations. He was a disciple of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Patrul Rinpoche. When Jamgön Kongtrul wrote his auto-commentary to the Treasury of Knowledge in 1863, Khenchen Tashi Özer acted as his scribe. He was also in the presence of Jamgön Kongtrul when he passed into the samadhi of the clear light dharmakaya in 1899.

After offering the reading transmission for the entire Kangyur to the Fifteenth Karmapa at his seat of Tsurpu, he was rewarded with the fulfillment of any request, and took the opportunity to request that Karsé Kongtrul, the incarnation of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye who had been born as the Karmapa's son be returned to his home monastery of Palpung.


  • zab khrid dpal ldan bla ma'i zhal lung bslad med yid la gang zin gyi zin tho (Commentary on Chetsün Nyingtik)
ཟབ་ཁྲིད་དཔལ་ལྡན་བླ་མའི་ཞལ་ལུང་བསླད་མེད་ཡིད་ལ་གང་ཟིན་གྱི་ཟིན་ཐོ།, zab khrid dpal ldan bla ma'i zhal lung bslad med yid la gang zin gyi zin tho/

Further Reading

  • 'Pointing Out Instructions by Künkyen Dashi Özer' in Karl Brunnhölzl, Straight from the Heart: Buddhist Pith Instructions, Snow Lion, 2007, pp. 447-449
  • Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2006), page 52.

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