Framed poster, printed on thick, durable, matte paper.
About Kalu Rinpoche:
Video of Kalu Rinpoche on classic Tibetan masters teachings. He speaks in Tibetan, but there is monk that gives an excellent translation and subtitles. The talk is about the nature of the mind, and is meant to help us in all stages of life and places. Very valuable lecture - VERY CLEAR and deep, as he was. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxUSU8LRYLw
Notes from the author - Raul: I met Kalu Rinposhe several times while living at Santa Cruz CA. Once he gave a meditation session in a small church. By the time he came it was packed full. There were many other monks there as well, all his disciples.
He was to me like the secret jewel of Tibetan Buddhism - all that knew him were aware he was a VERY special monk, incredibly gifted and humble.
He talked very simple and gave deep lessons with simple stories, like a toad that was listening to a smarter toad, praising him, and it got more and more inflated as his ego was being fed in a well, then eventually it exploded...very powerful way of saying that our egos are just inflated views of ourselfs - purely imaginary!
The power he manifested there was simply awesome. His look would penetrate to the core and even ones past lives would become visible (the accumulated karma). It was short, but near the end a beautiful clear blue light enveloped all of us and we were literally floating and time had stopped flowing, those last 10 minutes were like 10 hours!
There was an everlasting influence that i received then. Like all such true teaches his humility was the most impressive trait. ---
Kalu Rinpoche (1905 – May 10, 1989) was a Buddhist lama, meditation master, scholar and teacher. He was one of the first Tibetan masters to teach in the West. When Kalu Rinpoche was fifteen years old, he was sent to begin his higher studies at the monastery of Palpung, the foremost center of the Karma Kagyu school. He remained there for more than a decade, during which time he mastered the vast body of teaching that forms the philosophical basis of Buddhist practice, and completed two three-year retreats.
At about the age of twenty-five, Rinpoche left Palpung to pursue the life of a solitary yogi in the woods of the Khampa countryside. For nearly fifteen years, he strove to perfect his realization of all aspects of the teachings and he became renowned in the villages and among the nomads as a representative of the Bodhisattva path.
Teaching activity in Tibet Kalu Rinpoche returned to Palpung to receive final teachings from Drupon Norbu Dondrup, who entrusted him with the rare transmission of the teaching of the Shangpa Kagyu. At the order of Situ Rinpoche, he was appointed Vajra Master of the great meditation hall of Palpung Monastery, where for many years he gave empowerments and teachings.
During the 1940s, Kalu Rinpoche visited central Tibet with the party of Situ Rinpoche, and there he taught extensively. His disciples included the Reting Rinpoche, regent of Tibet during the infancy of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
Returning to Kham, Kalu Rinpoche became the abbot of the meditation center associated with Palpung and the meditation teacher of the Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa. He remained in that position until the situation in Tibet forced him into exile in India.