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USA – Boulder, Colorado

July 23, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Niguma’s Mahamudra: A talk by Kalu Rinpoche.

Niguma was an Indian female siddha (enlightened Tantric yogini) who lived in the 11th Century C.E. She was the sister of Naropa. After reaching the 10th bhumi (level of realization) and attaining the rainbow body, she was able to receive teachings directly from the primordial buddha Vajradhara. From her consummate realization, she transmitted the Mahamudra teachings and practices in a unique, highly accessible style. She and another female siddha, Sukhasiddhi, were teachers to Khedrup Kyungpo Naljor, the founder of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. Kalu Rinpoche, the head of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition, will present an introduction to this special Mahamudra teaching of Niguma.

Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche is the rebirth of the great accomplished master H.E. Kalu Rinpoche, who was considered to be a second Milarepa. The previous Kalu Rinpoche was instrumental in establishing the Kagyu and Shangpa teachings in the West.

Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche received a traditional education and training in Tibetan Buddhism, and completed a three-year retreat. Since then, he has fully engaged with the modern world. Rinpoche joins the heart of Buddhist tradition directly to the 21st century, making his teaching poignantly relevant to our times. As head of the Shangpa Lineage, Rinpoche travels extensively, teaching the Shangpa Kagyu tradition and establishing practice and retreat centers around the world.


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