Kalu Rinpoche – The Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities

Kalu Rinpoche Kalu Rinpoche · March 4, 2024
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It was 40 years ago in 1984 that the legendary, then 79-year-old, Kalu Rinpoche conferred the Kalachakra initiation on over 1,000 participants at the old Kamalashila Institute at Wachendorf Castle and inaugurated the former stupa as a peace stupa. Two years earlier there had already been a great moment at Kamalashila when Rinpoche introduced the “Nature of Mind” on three evenings. Now Kalu Rinpoche Yangsi, the recognized reincarnation of the “old Kalu”, is returning to the Kamalashila Institute.

The Kalu Rinpoches are holders of many traditional lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, especially the Shangpa Kagyu lineage, which emphasizes the female aspects of enlightenment somewhat more than other traditions.

Kalu Rinpoche will teach and guide a special Vajrayana practice on “The Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities”. This is an important teaching and practice of the Shangpa Kagyü tradition, going back to the Indian Mahasiddha Shavaripa and the female Dakini Sukhasiddhi.

The accompanying text is entitled: “A Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities” or “Realizing the Four Deities Combined”.

Timetable:
Saturday, 27 July 2024
10:00 – 11:30 am : Teaching on “The Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities”

Sunday, 28 July 2024
10:00 – 11:30 am : Instructions for the practice of “The Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities”
14:00 – 17:00 : Instructions for the practice of “The Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities”

In his instructions for the practice of the “Six-Armed Mahakala”, the former Kalu Rinpoche notes:

“At the time of approaching, completing and applying activities, this practice of “Combined Accomplishment of the Four Deities” is essential. […] Complete this practice according to its Sadhana and commentary, and you will dissolve all external and internal obstacles and receive blessings.”

Initiations are offered on site (this is not possible online)

Course language: English and German

About Instructor

Kalu Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche is lineage holder of the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. He received full transmission of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage from Venerable Bokar Rinpoche and completed his three-year retreat in 2008. Rinpoche continues the unbroken transmission of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu Lineages, ensuring that these precious teachings remain available to those who seek to walk the blessed Path of Liberation. Kalu Rinpoche was born September 17, 1990, at Samdrub Darjay Choling Monastery in Sonada, India during the monthly fulfillment offerings to the Shangpa Kagyu Protector, Chagdrukpa (Six-armed Mahakala). Many auspicious signs accompanied his birth and a canopy of rainbows formed over his monastery identical to the rainbows that had appeared above the monastery after Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche's Parinirvana. Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche officially recognized Kalu Rinpoche’s Yangsi on March 25, 1992. Bokar Rinpoche stated, “That the Venerable Kalu Rinpoche chose to be reborn at his previous home, at his own monastery Samdrup Darjay Choling is an indication of his complete freedom of mind.” As a Millennial, the current Kalu Rinpoche understands the pressures and experiences of modern life. He’s down to earth, genuinely honest about his own experiences and practice, and able to relate to practitioners from around the world.

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