Feb 08

Kalu Rinpoche | Dharma Talk at the BCC UK Monastery (Part 11)

And the Khyungpo Naljor (མཁས་གྲུབ་ཁྱུང་པོ་རྣལ་འབྱོར།), he was a Bönpo until he was 50 years old, and then he renounced the Bönpo, and then he became Buddhist practitioner, then he came to Nepal, and then, you know, he received few teachings from, you know, from Nepal, and then he crossed, you know, he, as he went there, and then he reached to the Bodhgaya, and then he received a teaching from Lama Dorjé Denpa (རྡོ་རྗེ་གདན་པ་ཆེན་པོ།) and then he received a teaching from Niguma, and Sukhasiddhi, around 150 gurus that he had, you know? So you can have many guru as you want. The example is right there. You don’t have to say that “Ah I have only one guru or two guru” you can have many guru. You know? But the most important is understanding the limitation of your own capacity of the practice itself. You know?

You don’t have to practice everything. You practice one, focus on that, make sure there’s all the foundation and principle, that will bring you to the ultimate goal, eventually, over the time. You know? So, so that’s that.

And Khyungpo Naljor, he maintained this tradition, of the Niguma’s teaching and then, and then my predecessor, previous Kalu Rinpoche, he has maintained that lineage and he had brought that teachings to the West. Not just in Himalayan region, but also in a, in France, and he established the first Three Years Retreat Centre in the West, for men and women equally, and giving that the title of the lama. So, so that’s that.

So that is the legacy that I carry on. Lot of headache, lot of politics, lot of depression, but you carry on, you know? To benefit others. And it’s good. It’s stressful, but good stress, you know? So, so that’s that.

So I, just from my side, at this moment, that’s pretty much it. So perhaps next time, then I can offer more time with all of you, you know? To be together, to spend time together, and practice, and question, answer, so on. And once again, I want to thank you to all the board of directors, and Rinpoches, and Khenpos, and Lamas, and all the volunteers, thank you very much for the meal, very delicious, you know?

Thank you, thank you to all the participants for coming here, and looking forward to seeing you soon in future again and again. Thank you.


Kalu Rinpoche at the Buddhist Community Centre UK (BCC UK) Monastery – 30 Nov 2022 (57′ 18”)