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Lama Tashi Lhamo, The Círculo Niguma Association


Lama Tashi Lhamo has studied with Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche since 1983, and  completed the traditional three-year retreat in 1987 at Kagyu Ling monastery in France under the guidance of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. She was given the title lama by Bokar Tulku Rinpoche and Khenpo Rinpoche. For many years she has centered her work on two areas: teaching and translation.

Following the guidelines of her teacher Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche and in connection with Marpa Foundation, Lama Tashi Lhamo translates Tibetan Buddhist texts into Spanish.

Teaching Activity

Lama Tashi Lhamo gives meditation courses and instruction, both privately and publicly, throughout Spain. She presents a graduated path of study and practice that is imbued with the views of Mahamudra and Dzogchen right from the beginning with shamatha meditation. Following the teaching style of Khenpo Rinpoche, she incorporates Dohas and Vajra dance into her teachings as a means to deeper understanding and experience. Lama Tashi Lhamo’s organic and graduated teaching method enables students to experience their minds’ natural openness, clarity, and non-obstructiveness throughout their path, in formal meditation and everyday life.

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The Círculo Niguma Association, created in 2001, belongs to the Shangpa and Kagyu lineages. Lama Tashi Lhamo is its spiritual director. It is also a member of the Federation of Buddhist Associations of Spain and the Catalan Coordinating Committee of Buddhist Organizations.

The main aims of Círculo Niguma are:

  • The dissemination and publication of the teachings of Lama Tashi Lhamo and other teachers.
  • The organization of courses, seminars and lectures by Lama Tashi Lhamo and other lamas and teachers connected with the Kagyu lineage
  • The translation of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche’s teachings on view and meditation, a well as other Buddhist texts on philosophy and meditation
  • Collaboration with other similar organizations.

Círculo Niguma has grown slowly but steadily, and now has over two hundred members from all over Spain, with Study Groups in seven locations. For more information, including the locations of its Study Groups, see, or contact by email:

Board of Directors
                  President: Pilar Parés 
                  Vice President: Oscar Fernandez
                  Secretary: Luis Valdivieso       
                  Treasurer: Teo Altieri