Jan 02

Kalu Rinpoche | Illusory Body and Mind Online Course 2024

The Illusory Body and Mind

An online course with H. E. Kalu Rinpoche

The Wisdom Academy is very pleased and honored to share that in 2024, we will be launching a new online course with His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche.

About the Course

Focusing on the illusory body and mind, this course features the teachings of the 11th-century dakini Niguma, one of the founders of the Shangpa school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The course also includes teachings on nature of mind, bardo, and much more, as well as refuge and purification practices.

Rinpoche masterfully brings together his deep knowledge of Dharma and his clear, compassionate understanding of the challenges many of us face on the path to liberation.

Receiving this gentle and powerful guidance along the Vajrayana path, we think you’ll find that your mind is inspired, your heart encouraged, and your practice newly invigorated.

Key Information

When the course is released, it will run for 10 weeks and will include 10+ hours of lectures and guided meditations with Rinpoche.

Materials will remain available to enrolled students after the end date.

Course Schedule

April 26, 2024
May 3-10-17-24-31, 2024
June 7-14-21, 2024

Meet Your Teacher

His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche was born on September 17, 1990 in Darjeeling, India. His father, Lama Gyaltsen, was a nephew of the previous Kalu Rinpoche and had also been his secretary since his youth. The 2nd Kalu Rinpoche was recognized on March 25, 1992 by Tai Situ Rinpoche. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has officially confirmed the recognition.

On February 28, 1993, he was inducted into Samdrub Darjay Chöling (Sonada). 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, which he completed in 2008. In 2009, he received from Tai Situ Rinpoche all the transmissions of the Shangpa Lineage. On this occasion, he undertook 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 Palden Shangpa La Boulaye in France 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.

Each year, Kalu Rinpoche gives initiations and teachings around the world.

Preview the Course

The illusory body and mind

The importance of intention

This is a truly rare opportunity and we hope you’ll join us!

The Wisdom Academy