Sherab Özer Rinpoche
Sherab Özer Rinpoche (Tib. ཤེས་རབ་འོད་ཟེར, Wyl. shes rab 'od zer) (1922/3-2006) was recognised as the incarnation of Orgyen Rigdzin Sempa Dorje (Wyl. o rgyan rig 'dzin sems dpa' rdo rje), the main Dharma heir of the great master Nyala Pema Dündul. From an early age he studied with many revered masters in East Tibet.
He received the teachings and profound instructions of Dzogpachenpo from Tulku Dorje Dündul at Dre Tsal Monastery, the empowerments and teachings for Nyala Pema Dündul’s revelation Zabchö Khakhyab Rangdrol from Jazi Anyé Tulku, and studied and practised with masters of the Sakya, Gelug and Nyingma schools.
In 1949, Sherab Özer Rinpoche was asked by Chinese government to help in local affairs, and later, during the Cultural Revolution, he passed through many difficulties. In 1981, he visited a number of different monasteries, as a result of which he set up, in Sichuan province, thirty four “Cultural Heritage Protection Associations”. In 1984, Rinpoche founded the Sichuan Province Tibetan Buddhist Institute.
Visit to Lerab Ling
- Rigpa Journal, January 2000, 'On an Island of Wish-fulfilling Jewels'
- 'Brief Outline of the History of Kalsang Gompa', compiled by Sherab Özer and Changchub Gyatso, published by si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang: (The Ethnic Minorities Publishing House, Chengdu, China)
- Most probably Minling Khenchen Ngawang Khyentse Norbu.