Ganges Mahamudra

Tilopa's Pith Instructions to Naropa

Ganges River

With Lama David Curtis
Thursday, June 25th, 2009
7:30 pm

After seeing a vision in a dream, the monk Naropa left his venerable position at Nalanda University to seek the great mahasiddha Tilopa at the Ganges River. Tilopa took Naropa as his student and put him through twelve trials that broke down his dualistic views. Later the Six Yogas of Naropa, which contained the essence of these and other teachings, emerged.


David Curtis

David Curtis has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for over twenty-five years and a teacher of Tibetan for fifteen. He studied for five years at the College Monastique de Kagyu Ling, in France, where he completed the traditional three-year retreat under H.E. Kalu Rinpoche. In 1993 he founded the Tibetan Language Institute. He has developed innovative methods and materials for the teaching of Tibetan which have been endorsed by renowned Lamas such as Bokar Rinpoche and Thrangu Rinpoche. David has taught at many Dharma centers around the country and recently trained several of Khenpo Kathar Rinpoche's retreatents in the Tibetan language. He is an extremely devoted and enthusiastic teacher who makes a lasting and positive impact on his students. For more information on David and the Tibetan Language Institute, please visit:


The classes will be held at Karma Trinley Kunchab, 12 Marion Rd, Watertown, MA 02472. KTK is associated with Kagyu Thubten Chöling, the retreat center of Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, under the guidance of Lama Norlha Rinpoche.


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