May 25

Support the retreatants for their second year

Kalu Foundation

Dear friends,

The first year of the three-year and three-month Shangpa Kagyu retreat at Paldenshangpa La Boulaye, concluded on November 15th 2023. It went very well for all the retreatants who practiced diligently under the guidance of His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche and the retreat Master.

We would like to express our gratitude to all the donors who supported the retreatants during this first year, enabling them to practice in favorable conditions.

As the second year commences, the retreatants need your financial support more than ever. They have left behind their jobs, activities, and worldly responsibilities to continue studying and practicing the Dharma.
They rely on your assistance!

With love, compassion and gratitude

The three-year retreat is an essential practice in Vajrayana Buddhism. Before attaining Enlightenment, Buddha Shakyamuni underwent a self-imposed six-year retreat in the wilderness, adhering to rigorous meditation and practice without distraction.

According to the teachings, the person who provides financial support to a retreatant accumulates the same merit as the one engaging in the retreat.

Please help us reach the donation goal of 10,000€ to support our dear retreatants for their second year:

2024 (2nd year) donation goal: 10 000 EUR
Raised (2nd year): 5300 EUR
>> Via bank transfer

Please specify “3Y retreat” when making your donation to ensure all funds will go towards the three-year retreat in France.

>> Monthly donation

Giving a monthly donation is the best way to help the retreatants.

None of the funds made to the Dharmapala Association go towards the personal use of Kalu Rinpoche. If you wish to make a personal offering to Kalu Rinpoche, please fill in the contact us form.

Dharmapala Association
Château de Plaige
71320 La Boulaye France