Like an example, you know, His Holiness Dalaï Lama’s teaching is very much revered and respected, not only because he is a Buddhist practitioner, it’s because he shows the transparency or the scientific research combined together with the meditation, right? And then for people with all the different cultural background, and they can familiarize with the practice. So that’s how I got inspired.
Otherwise it becomes like a “cultish”, you know, like “I’m the Guru, you are my student” then the blind faith comes to your face and then the whole cycle of confusion starts again, which is not the point of Buddhism teaching, isn’t it?
So, so that’s that.
And the other thing is that, when I was in America, this time, last year I did a little bit of blood test, it came out very good, I did intensive yoga. Because during the pandemic, you know, I was of course travelling here and there, little bit, but not too much but before that I was travelling 14 years, almost, teaching and travelling.
But during the pandemic, there was less travelling, I had time to say “let me experiment this yoga again”, because I did my yoga when I was in the retreat, when I was 15, 15, 14 years, 14 years of age, up to 18 years of age, 3 years and 9 months of retreat. So I was, I had incredible view of experience at that time, so I was thinking “let me experience that again”. It was during the lockdown, during the pandemic.
And I did 750 sessions which is equivalent to 2 times of 3 years retreat. So, so yeah.
And then after that I did a little bit of blood test, so that was good result.
And few months, 2 months ago, I did the brain scanning, you know, to check the activity of my alpha, beta, delta, you know, like the different part of the, my brain activity , so it shows a very much a big, a big distinction, it did, with the doctors and researchers, you know.
Because I don’t want to be like “Hey I’m Kalu Rinpoche and my yoga is good for you”. I don’t want you to perceive it in that way. So I did 5 hours of one session, one go, from 1 o’clock to 5PM without any break in between.
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Niguma Yoga Event in France
Paldenshangpa La Boulaye – August, 18 2023 – morning session
To be continued …