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Kalu Rinpoche will be offering two days of teaching on Shamatha and the Nature of Mind.

Shamatha (Calm Abiding) is the practice of bringing the mind to stillness by resting in non-distraction. Habitually, we follow our thoughts and stories as they continuously arise and this prevents us from directly experiencing ourselves, our loved ones, and all of our human experience. On a deeper level, we are unable to access subtle levels of awareness. When we are not distracted by the movement of mind and rest the mind naturally, the cause of suffering can become clear; wisdom, compassion and all the qualities of a bodhisattva can spring forth; and we can access the wisdom that recognizes the nature of mind.

Cost: Sliding scale donation of $300-500 for non-members, $250-450 for members.

Online pre-registration is required. No registration will be allowed at the door.


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Kalu Rinpoche received full transmission of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage from Venerable Bokar Rinpoche and completed his three-year retreat in 2008. Rinpoche continues the unbroken transmission of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu Lineages, ensuring that these precious teachings remain available to those who seek to walk the blessed Path of Liberation.

Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche was born September 17, 1990, at Samdrub Darjay Choling Monastery in Sonada, India during the monthly fulfillment offerings to the Shangpa Kagyu Protector, Chagdrukpa (Six-armed Mahakala). Many auspicious signs accompanied his birth and a canopy of rainbows formed over his monastery identical to the rainbows that had appeared above the monastery after Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche Paranivana. Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche officially recognized Kalu Rinpoche’s Yangsi on March 25, 1992. Bokar Rinpoche stated, “That the Venerable Kalu Rinpoche chose to be reborn at his previous home, at his own monastery Samdrup Darjay Choling is an indication of his complete freedom of mind.”




April 18 @ 9:00 AM
April 19 @ 5:00 PM
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