Kalu Rinpoche is one of the great teachers of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage and teaches down to earth teachings mainly from the Kagyu lineage. He has taught widely in the west and has sent up centers is several countries which are headed by students of his who went through the traditional three year retreat.
Excellent Buddhism, contains a number of biographical stories of Kalu Rinpoche, notably of the remarkable memories of Lama Gyaltsen. This was his first book which contains biographical material and also includes teachings with dealing specifically with daily life and with the relationship between Buddhism and the West.
Kalu Rinpoche, Lama of Light, came to France for the first time in 1971. Tibet, an inaccessible stronghold of highest spirituality, had remained separate up to this time, on the grounds that the rest of the world could not understand her. Kalu Rinpoche, then almost 70 years old, was the first, despite the skepticism of the majority of his peers, to believe that Tibetan Buddhism could have an impact in the West.
History proved that he was right. He taught many people during numerous trips until his death in 1989. A great number of them were captivated by his charismatic radiance and set out on the path of liberation. Kalu Rinpoche is no longer with us, but the wealth, depth, and diversity of his recorded teachings remain.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 06 October, 2021.