A Brief Biography of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

 

On September 17, 1990, the reincarnation of Kalu Rinpoche was born in Darjeeling, India. His father, Lama Gyaltsen, nephew of Kalu Rinpoche, had been his secretary since his youth, his mother Kalzang Dreulkar, is from Kourteu, in southern Bhutan.

Tai Situ Rinpoche recognized officially as reincarnation (Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche in Tibetan, yangsi meaning literally “new existence”) on March 25, 1992, explaining that he received signs of Kalu Rinpoche. The Dalai Lama officially confirms this recognition as well as many masters like Chatral Rinpoche, H.H. Sakya Trinzin Rinpoche.

On February 28, 1993, he was inducted into Samdrub Darjay Chöling (Sonada) during a ceremony presided over by Taï Sitou Rinpoche and Gyaltsab Rinpoche, as well as Bokar Rinpoche. During the haircut ritual, the young tulku (Tibetan reincarnation) receives the name of Karma Ngédeun Tenpè Gyaltsèn (Banner of Victory of the Teachings of True Sense). From that moment, he is the second Kalu Rinpoche.

His father passed away in 1999 and he asked to live in the monastery of Bokar Rinpoche in order to grow and study under his direction. In 2004, he began the traditional three-year retreat he completed in 2008. In 2009, he received from Tai Situ Rinpoche all the transmissions of the Shangpa Lineage. On this occasion, he undertakes to confer 108 times the cycle of initiations of the lineage from which he is now holder.

In 2010, Kalu Rinpoche traveled to the West and took charge of the meditation centers created by the first Kalu Rinpoche around the world.

In 2014, he returned to Burgundy, in the center of meditation Palden Shangpa La Boulaye, to teach and to resume the tradition of Monlam Shangpa initiated by his predecessor. He has done the same in the United States in 2019. He also resumed the conduct of three years retreats, first in Burgundy after renovation of a retreat center, then in Brazil where such a retreat takes place for the first time.
Kalu Rinpoche gives each year initiations and teachings around the world: in Europe, especially in Burgundy; in North and South America, particularly in Brazil; and in Asia. Rinpoche gives every year teachings and empowerments in Thailand.

His Eminence Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche

His Eminence Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche

His Eminence the Venerable Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche was born in 1905 in the Kham province of Eastern Tibet. His father, the thirteenth incarnation of Ratak.. Read More →
His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche

His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche

Through the noble intentions of His Eminence Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche, his incarnation Yangsi Kalu Rinpoche was born September 17 1990, during the monthly fulfillment offerings.. Read More →
His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche Long Life Prayer

His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche Long Life Prayer

Namo Guru JAL WA CHAP DAK CHOM DEN DOR IE CHANG Bhagavan Vajradhara, all-pervasive victorious one. KA TER DAK NANG RANG RIK YI DAM LHA Yidam deities, reflexive awareness.. Read More →

Dharma Help for all sentient beings during COVID-19 crisis

 

Tashi delek to all my dharma sisters and brothers.

In these times of crisis with the covid-19 virus, I have been reading inspiring posts not only from scientific, medical points of view, but from spiritual viewpoints as well.
In these difficult times, it is more important than ever to maintain psychological wellbeing.
Millions of us are in self-isolation.
Therefore I want you to know I will offer you all my prayers and also I would like to invite all of you to participate in these prayers as well. We are also willing to communicate with you directly (through social media) listen to your concerns and meditate with you.

I wish you all the best.

Please look after yourselves and your loved ones. Stay strong – you are always in my heart and prayers.

Kalu Rinpoche

H.E. Kalu Rinpoche’s advices on COVID-19

H.E. Kalu Rinpoche’s advices on COVID-19

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Red Buddha Amitabha Prayer

Red Buddha Amitabha Prayer

Short prayer to be reborn in Dewachen.. Read More →
Chenrezig Prayer

Chenrezig Prayer

Recitation and Meditation of the Great Compassionate for the Benefit of All Beings that Fill the Space.. Read More →
Shine meditation – The Heart Sutra – Bhagavati Prajnaparamita Hridaya

Shine meditation – The Heart Sutra – Bhagavati Prajnaparamita Hridaya

Form is empty, emptiness is form. Form is not other than emptiness. Emptiness is not other than form... Read More →
Aspiration prayer to be reborn in Dewachen (Sukhavati)

Aspiration prayer to be reborn in Dewachen (Sukhavati)

Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Paldenshangpa La Boulaye – Oct. 28, 2017.. Read More →

Teachings

 

Q : If one wants to go into solitary retreat to develop the view and the method, what would be your advice ?

A : If you want to go for solitary retreat, never tell yourself: “Ah, I’ll commit myself for three years, I’ll commit myself for five years, I’ll commit myself for ten years”; don’t do that; there are people that can do that, but it doesn’t mean that you should take that risk. You should always do the retreat day by day, from this morning until this evening, I commit myself to do retreat. That’s it. That’s how you have to continue the momentum, the rhythm, that’s the most important.

Be careful with the food you eat, don’t take the food given by other people, make your own food, be clean, be healthy.

Don’t be superstitious in your mindset. … Read More →

Kalu Rinpoche | Perfection of Patience

Kalu Rinpoche | Perfection of Patience

Many individuals have such high expectations for themselves. They have high expectations in the samsaric world and they get disappointed. They then shift to dharma.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Pure Joy

Kalu Rinpoche | Pure Joy

People have this assumption that pure joy is being next to the master all the time, constantly. That is not pure joy. Being promoted and.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Karma is not an excuse

Kalu Rinpoche | Karma is not an excuse

First of all, karma is not an excuse. It should not be used as an excuse. My method is to never believe in bad karma... Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Having a sense of detachment

Kalu Rinpoche | Having a sense of detachment

All appearances must be seen as an illusion, as a dream but in reality it is a combination of the relative and absolute truth that.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Nature of Mind

Kalu Rinpoche | Nature of Mind

You should not have the desire to recognize the nature of mind or how to find it. Where is it? You should not have that.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Dissolve our ego

Kalu Rinpoche | Dissolve our ego

The main objective in our lives should be to dissolve our ego. The subject of ego is discussed widely. Yet we have a great need.. Read More →

Six-Armed Mahakala Worldwide Practice

 

Dear Dharma friends,

I would like to lead a worldwide practice on the recitation of the Six-Armed Mahakala mantras since today, till accumulate 100 millions mantras together. All the merits accumulated from this practice would be dedicated to the prosperity of the Buddha Dharma, to the longevity of all the great masters, to the harmony and wisdom and truthfulness of the worldwide sanghas, and to the liberation of all the sentient beings from the illusion of samsara.

Mahakala is a pure emanation of Avalokiteshvara in order to benefit all beings. His practice originates from the great Mahasiddha Shawaripa and was carried to Tibet by Khyungpo Naljor. It has been passed down through an unbroken lineage until the present. The great Taranatha, a lineage holder of this practice refined the texts and practices. … Read More →

Six-armed Mahakala Worldwide Practice Follow-up

Six-armed Mahakala Worldwide Practice Follow-up

“ Any positive merits I dedicate to the prosperity of the Buddha Dharma, to the longevity of all the great masters, to the harmony and.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | My practice

Kalu Rinpoche | My practice

Q: Rinpoche, can you share your daily routine, what practice you usually do? A: My practice is always Six-Armed Mahakala, because it is a combination.. Read More →
Accumulated number of recitation of the Six-Armed Mahakala mantras

Accumulated number of recitation of the Six-Armed Mahakala mantras

As you accumulate repetitions of the Six-Armed Mahakala mantra, please indicate hereafter your accumulated number to us... Read More →

Shangpa Gyurso

 

Illustrious Buddha Vajra Bearer’s regents, lord bodhisattvas of awakening’s tenth stage, appear in an uninterrupted line of indisputably accomplished masters, known throughout the three worlds as lord protectors of beings, the Shangpa Instruction Lineage, adorned with many particularly wonderful and exalted qualities—at your lotus feet I respectfully bow.

Buddha Vajra Bearer, sixth lord of all families of enlightenment, bestowed deep, secret vajra tantras, verses of profound meditation instruction, in the innate sound of his indestructible, melodious voice.

From that time forth, the garland of jewels who appear in this Oral Instruction Lineage have reached the citadel of the mind’s nature, the body of ultimate enlightenment. The radiant splendor of their meditative experience and realization overflows from their mouths, expressing their profound enlightenment as vajra songs. The laughter of these songs of realization reverberates throughout space to nourish adepts’ faith and devotion; to strike with the ridingcrop of encouragement to turn away from attachment and to foster renunciation; to augment meditative experience; to instill firm confidence in realization’s wisdom; to please the spiritual heroes and dakinis; to lead others to freedom along the narrow passage through obstacles and impediments; and to satisfy infinite numbers of human and nonhuman beings with the unsurpassable gift of the Teachings.

A Sea of Blessing – Jamgon Kongtrul introduction to the Shangpa masters’ songs

Kalu Rinpoche | Pray to him without doubt or hesitation

Kalu Rinpoche | Pray to him without doubt or hesitation

You must always make a prayer and practice based on, without doubt, without doubtful. Of course, you should have many doubts as possible in the.. Read More →
KYERGANGPA CHÖKYI SENGÉ | The vajra song that introduces one’s own mind as the spiritual master

KYERGANGPA CHÖKYI SENGÉ | The vajra song that introduces one’s own mind as the spiritual master

As for such a spiritual master of your own mind, Look at his face and recognize your own nature. Pray to him without doubt or.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | You have to find a method

Kalu Rinpoche | You have to find a method

Kalu Rinpoche shared his insight on the vajra songs of Shangpa masters... Read More →
Shangpa Gyurso | Shangpa lineage prayer chanted by Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

Shangpa Gyurso | Shangpa lineage prayer chanted by Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche

Timeless Rapture – Inspired Verses of the Shangpa Masters.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | Nature of mind is the ultimate refuge

Kalu Rinpoche | Nature of mind is the ultimate refuge

Nature of mind, Wish-fulfilling jewel, to you I bow... Read More →

Shangpa Lineage

 

The Shangpa lineage is often referred to as the ´secret lineage´ because Niguma instructed Khyungpo Naljor to transmit the teachings to only one student for the first seven generations (beginning with the Buddha Vajradhara and Niguma).

From Gyalse Mok Chokpa, the lineage was passed to Kyergang Chokyi Senge (Kyergangpa) , Nyentön Rigung Chökyi Sherab (Rigongpa), and Sangye Töngpa. The first seven masters are known as the Seven Great Jewels of the Shangpa tradition. Read More →

“Shangpa Kagyu Teachings” – Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa

VAJRADHARA

VAJRADHARA

The mendicant Yogi Mokchokpa set down this brief account of Vajradhara, so that all practioners of the Shangpa lineage may gain realization. Vajradhara is a.. Read More →
NIGUMA

NIGUMA

The wisdom Dakini Niguma was born in Peme in Kashmir, India. At that time her father was the Brahmin Shantasamnaha and her brother was the.. Read More →
SUKHASIDDHI

SUKHASIDDHI

Sukhasiddhi was born in Western Kashmir and was a wife and mother of three sons and three daughters. Sukhasiddhi was a kind and generous lady and.. Read More →
KHYUNGPO NALJOR

KHYUNGPO NALJOR

Khyungpo Naljor was born in a year of the tiger in the southern part of Tibet, into a distinguished family. The clan of the Khyung,.. Read More →
MOKCHOKPA

MOKCHOKPA

Mokchokpa was born in Lhabu in the Shang Valley of Namling County in Western Tibet. In his youth, he studied many texts, including the Prajnaparamita... Read More →
KYERGANGPA

KYERGANGPA

Kyergangpa was born to the Ba family in the upper reaches of Nang County. He studied and practiced intensely during his teenage years. At the.. Read More →

Shangpa Mönlam

 

Buddha’s teaching shows the authentic path
The source of true happiness and genuine success,
Master, learned and realized in the path of enlightenment,
Unmatched in the past, the present and the future,
Prodigious Incarnation of the Five Deities,
Khyungpo Neljor, I bow to your feet.

 

As you know, the Mönlam are vast wishes for the good of sentient beings and for the development of Dharma. When practiced as a ritual in retreat, they benefit from the strength of a repeated practice, from the power of group preactice and from the spiritual energy of the great masters of the past who composed the prayers we recite.

The Mônlam are a perfect example of the activity of Kalu Rinpoche. In his great kindness, he made it his daily practice for the good of all sentient beings. Later, he regularly practiced them together with his sangha. Finally, in 1983, he established the practice of holding the Shangpa Mônlam in Bodhgaya every year.

Shangpa Monlam 2020 – Live Video

Shangpa Monlam 2020 – Live Video

Avalokiteshvara Prayer Guru Rinpoche Prayer Red Bouddha Amitabha Prayer Zangchö Mönlam Prayer Niguma Prayer Kyungpo Naljor Prayer Longevity of H.H. the great 14th Dalaï-Lama Longevity of all the Masters Dedication prayers Bodhicitta.. Read More →
Shangpa Mönlam Prayers Online Worldwide

Shangpa Mönlam Prayers Online Worldwide

In the Buddha, the Dharma and the Supreme Assembly I take refuge until I attain enlightenment. Through the merit of practising generosity and so on, May I attain.. Read More →

Your contribution is really making a difference!

 

The monks and lamas of Kalu Rinpoche’s monastery in India are very grateful for the donations received through shangpakagyu.org website (previously paldenshangpa.org). A complete accounting and records are being kept of the donations and the expenditures of the monies sent to help the monks.

The first donations received have been used to clothe and feed especially the new younger monks. Also, some of the monies were spent on school supplies for their classes; maintenance and repair of the monks’ rooms; maintenance of the monastery buildings; and medical needs of the monks.

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The ongoing needs are medical care, clothing, food, repair and maintenance. In consultation with doctors, dietary guidelines will be implemented to insure the monks stay healthy. All efforts are focused in making sure that the monks can study and practice and also to their well being. With the proper conditions for study and practice, they will be able to benefit the buddhadharma, society and all beings.

Thank you for your continued support | Online Learning

Thank you for your continued support | Online Learning

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Your support insures their continuing education and training

Your support insures their continuing education and training

A very special thank you to all who have donated for the monks and monastery of Kalu Rinpoche in India... Read More →
Continuing education of the young monks

Continuing education of the young monks

As well as learning all the subjects necessary for a monk's life which include Tibetan, the memorization of Buddhist texts and rituals, the young monks.. Read More →
Completion ceremony for the monks studying English

Completion ceremony for the monks studying English

On August 15, 2019 a completion ceremony was held for the monks studying English. There are two English classes, one for beginners and another for.. Read More →
Your contribution is really making a difference!

Your contribution is really making a difference!

The monks and lamas of Kalu Rinpoche's monastery in India are very grateful for the donations received through paldenshangpa.org website... Read More →
No one has ever become poor by giving

No one has ever become poor by giving

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Thank you for your support

Thank you for your support

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