Buddha Shakyamuni with Arhats (18th c) © Himalayan Art Collection

Lama Nygyam

Lama Nygyam was born in Kham, Tibet, on July 22, 1963.

After having completed numerous years in retreat, Lama Nygyam lived in Shamar Rinpoche’s Swayambhu monastery in Nepal. Shamar Rinpoche then selected him along with eight other practitioners to carry out a ten-year Mahamudra meditation retreat, at the conclusion of which he began to direct the three-year retreat center in Pharping, Nepal. At present, Lama Nygyam holds the main responsibility as retreat master of the retreat centers in Shar Minub and in Pharping.