Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
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2nd Beru Khyentse Rinpoche (1947, Tibet) is a lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoche is a contemporary Kalachakra Tantra master. He is also a father of the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Yangsi.
The Beru Khyentse lineage
Several reincarnations or emanations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, including those of body, speech, mind, qualities and activity, were recognized in Tibet. The person recognised as the speech emanation became the 1st Beru Khyentse (1896–1945) Karma Jamyang Khyentse Özer, son of the King of Beru Gönpo Düdul in Kham (eastern Tibet). He was later enthroned at Palpung Monastery, which would become the seat for all his activities. 1st Beru Khyentse had many non-sectarian disciples from Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu and Nyingma traditions. Some from the Kagyu school were the 15th Karmapa (he was both his Guru as well as his disciple), 16th Karmapa, Nenang Pawo Rinpoche, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, Khandro Orgyen Tsomo (consort of the 15th Karmapa). 
The 2nd Beru Khyentse was born in central Tibet in 1947 and, as a young monk, was recognized as tulku and enthroned by the 16th Karmapa in 1955. At the age of thirteen he led his monks and lay devotees from his monastery in Nangchen, out of Tibet, and established a community including monastery and retreat centre for them in Mainpat, India.
Rinpoche completed extensive studies in Buddhist philosophy and training in Vajrayana rituals, receiving instruction from many Lamas including Dzongsar Khenpo Chimey Rinpoche, Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, the 16th Karmapa, Khunu Rinpoche, Sakya Trizin and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. After completing the traditional four-year retreat in the Karma Kagyu tradition, Rinpoche established monasteries in Bodh Gaya (Karma Dhargye Chokhorling Monastery) and Kathmandu and the Nangchen monastery, nunnery, institute and three-year retreat centre in Tibet.
Rinpoche rebuilt the Sakya monastery, Nyenthang Tashigang, near his birthplace in Tibet and founded the Tharjay Charitable Foundation to sponsor bridges, schools, clinics and medical treatment for the nomads of eastern Tibet.
Since the 1980s Beru Khyentse Rinpoche has been teaching and travelling to many countries around the world, presenting the Dharma in the spirit of non-sectarianism and in a manner suitable for all students from beginners to the most advanced practitioners. These countries includes: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Bhutan, India, Nepal and many countries in Europe, North America and South America. More than 20,000 people became Buddhist practitioners and over a 150,000 received blessings, Dharma teachings and empowerments from Beru Khyentse Rinpoche.
- Pema Karpo Thrinzee, Beautiful Garland of White Lotus, Singapore 2006, ISBN 981-05-6933-5