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 →

Accumulated number of recitation of the Six-Armed Mahakala mantras
Six-Armed Mahakala Puja 2020 – Live Video

Six-Armed Mahakala Puja 2020 – Live Video

The Six-armed Protector is the protector of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition and its practitioners.. Read More →
Six-armed Mahakala Worldwide Practice Follow-up

Six-armed Mahakala Worldwide Practice Follow-up

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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 →

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

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

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

Kalu Rinpoche is recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and is the Shangpa Lineage holder... Read More →
Red Buddha Amitabha Prayer

Red Buddha Amitabha Prayer

Short prayer to be reborn in Dewachen.. 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 →
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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.

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.

Your continued support has made all of this possible | Annual Exams 2020

Your continued support has made all of this possible | Annual Exams 2020

Your continued support has made all of this possible and all the Lamas and monks are deeply grateful... Read More →
Thank you for your continued support | Online Learning

Thank you for your continued support | Online Learning

Due to the world epidemic and travel restrictions, I was not able to travel to India this year to continue teaching English to the monks.. Read More →
NIGUMA | Vajra verses of self-liberating Great Seal

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 | My lojong

Kalu Rinpoche | My lojong

Shinay and Lhatong, insight meditation, benefited me through the Chenrezig practice. My Shinay practice was coming from the Chenrezig practice and my Lhatong was coming.. Read More →
Kalu Rinpoche | To overcome your distraction

Kalu Rinpoche | To overcome your distraction

Many people when they think about the distraction, they think something really big out there is distraction, something very little is not distraction. But in.. Read More →
SANGYÉ TÖNPA | Encourages himself to be diligent

SANGYÉ TÖNPA | Encourages himself to be diligent

Protector of beings, Sangyé Tönpa, Tsöndru Sengé, received the single-disciple lineage of seven jewels that began with Buddha Vajra Bearer. The wisdom dakini foretold him.. Read More →

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 →

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

Kyungpo Naljor | Prayer of dedication – The Oral Seal
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 →