“If only I knew my destiny” many of us think. The guest of this podcast episode was practically born with a destiny: Kalu Rinpoche was recognized as a small boy as the reincarnation of one of the most important Tibetan lamas. Since then, all tasks, teachings and powers of this tradition have been in his hands – including the preservation of the deep spiritual teachings and responsibility for thousands of students, monasteries, monks and nuns worldwide. What sounds romantic or strange to us is the life of Kalu Rinpoche. In this open and humorous conversation he tells of his unusual childhood, the teenage years in silent meditation, the difficult tests of his position, of alcohol and mental clarity, of the expectations of him and our expectations of ourselves.