Jan 04

Kalu Rinpoche | Niguma Meditation Paris – that is a refuge (Part 3)

And now, now you understand the mindset of the meditation. Now you have to follow the physical step.

Okay, so those you are sitting on a chair, don’t feel culpability [haha]; those sitting on the ground, don’t feel proud also [haha]. We’re all same, so don’t worry, okay? Sitting on the ground, but don’t feel proud, you know? So, so that’s that.

Anyway, so the first step is to be in a meditation posture, keep your, you know, back straight, that is the most important, okay? Not stiff, like some people when they say they do meditation, you know, they, they sit like a military, you know, like that. No need to do like that, that makes you tired, you know, not very calm or clear. So don’t make your body stiff. Whether you’re doing yoga, whether you’re doing meditation, whether you’re doing chanting, always keep your body relaxed. To the point of not sleeping, but relaxed, you know? That’s number 1.

And then meditating 10, 15 minutes will not solve all your problem also. Your problem will be still there after the meditation. It will be still there, but you will be able to deal with it little bit better.

Anyway, so this meditation technique that what I’m about to teach you, is a teachings of Niguma. Remember Niguma, she is a highly enlightened, and the very purpose of that meditation teaching who have come here today.

So that Niguma practice, visualization goes like this. Of course starting with the meditation posture, that’s number 1, followed by visualizing the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, right? Just by visualizing a Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, you don’t need a refuge, that is a refuge. Okay?

So anybody who says that “you took refuge from me, I am your refuge master” you should run the opposite direction. You understand? There’s no such thing as a “refuge master” or the “guru” who you can demand and tell you things like that. Like an example, if you listen to His Holiness Dalaï Lama’s teaching, he never says that “you are my student, you should do what I ask, and what I demand”. You never hear that from him. If you look and listen to all the great master, observe carefully.

He always gives teachings, shares his experience then those who practice, they practice, isn’t it? So that is a beautiful connection.


Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Breathing and Niguma Meditation
September 8, 2023
La Grande Pagode de Vincennes – Paris

To be continued …