Ngakpa Ivo Kalushev, or Lama Ivo as he is called by some of his students and throughout this website, is a Buddhist teacher in the Dzogchen lineage of Buddhism and comes from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Ivo’s root teacher was the late H.H. Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, the last head of the Nyingma Lineage, and he has lived extensively in India and Nepal, studying and receiving teachings from more than fifteen prominent teachers of Tibetan Buddhism from the 20-th and 21-st centuries (see: An Account of Dharma Received).
Ivo holds many Buddhist transmissions (see: An Account of Dharma Received) and in the 23 years of studying the Tibetan Buddhist tradition has completed a traditional four year solitary meditation retreat in addition to many shorter retreats and periods of intense study and practice. Additionally he has background in the shamanic tradition of Central America. He is also a certified hypnotherapist, adept in past life regression methods and healing.
Lama Ivo was the head of the Shechen Thegchog Lamsang Dharma Center in Bulgaria from 2005 to 2012. In early 2012 Ivo formally distanced himself from the Tibetan Buddhist establishment, in order to be able to work effectively with his students, teaching gradually a new cycle of Dharma teachings (see: Breaking the Bond, and The Journey). Lama Ivo is currently residing in southern Mexico with a group of dedicated Dharma students, as the head of the Sky Dharma Community.
For more interesting information about Ivo’s life, please see: Ivo’s other activities
For an account of Ivo’s spiritual life, please see: An Account of Dharma Received
For an extensive secular biography of Lama Ivo, see: Ivo’s life, so far
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