Sep 30

Fourth International Conference on Vajrayāna Buddhism – October 1

How does Vajrayāna Buddhism continue to adapt to the modern world creatively? How has this Tantric form of Buddhism exerted a lasting influence and remained relevant in a transcultural, scientifically driven, and environmentally challenged society? How can its philosophy and practices actively contribute to global wellbeing and transformation as the world emerges from the Coronavirus pandemic?

To probe into these questions, Zhichenkhar is all set to host the 4th International Vajrayāna Buddhism Conference from 1st to 4th October 2022. The Center for Bhutan & GNH Studies (CBS) and the Central Monastic Body of Bhutan are organising the event in close collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), India.


Mind-Body Practices in Vajrayāna Buddhism
10:40 11:05 Niguma Yoga: Tsalung Trulkhor in the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

Niguma Yoga: Teaching and Demonstration
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche
Moderator: Dr Ian Baker


His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche is the lineage holder of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in 1990 and recognized by H. H. the Dalai Lama and H. H. the 12th Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa as the tulku, or rebirth, of Kalu Rinpoche (1905 – 1989), a renowned Buddhist meditation master and scholar who was one of the first Tibetan lamas to teach in the West. The current Kalu Rinpoche completed his traditional three-year retreat between 2004 and 2008, supported energetically by the practices of the Niguma Trulkhor cycle. Rinpoche now teaches Niguma Yoga around the world to cultivate awareness of the psychophysical basis of effective spiritual practice and to promote physical and mental wellbeing.