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The Shangpa Lineage took shape in the 11th Century through the extra-ordinary study, practice and activity of Kyungpo Naljor. Of the 150 masters he considered his root teachers, four were particularly close and of these, two were crucial to his teachings, Niguma and Sukasiddhi.
Up to the 19th Century Over the centuries many illustrious names became associated with this Lineage. To mention a few... 14th Century: Tangtong Gyalpo was a renown yogi and engineer
India: Kalu Rinpoché and Bokar Rinpoché After some years the political climate in Tibet became difficult, Kalu Rinpoché made his way to Lhasa to consult with H.H. the 16th
20th Century: 1st Kalu Rinpoché - Tibet It was at this hermitage that Norbu Dondrup, the retreat master and holder of the Shangpa Lineage at that time, had
1st Kalu Rinpoché - The World With more and more young western students taking an interest in Buddhism, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa asked Kalu Rinpoché to visit the west
2nd Kalu Rinpoché In 1990, in Darjeeling a boy was born who was subsequently recognized by Tai Situpa as the 2nd Kalu Rinpoché. This recognition was acknowledged and confirmed
Engaging the 21st Century Kyabjé Kalu Rinpoche emerged on the 21st century world stage joining a new generation of teachers beginning their international teaching tours. Each of these extraordinary